Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This paper describes a public television documentary, The Transformation Age: Surviving a Technology Revolution with Robert X. Cringely, co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. We discuss the nature of IT-enabled transformations and address the key question of determining when a transformation has or is taking place. The paper presents the contents of the television program; its goals are to inform and educate viewers and to motivate them not to be left behind by the technology revolution. For academics, the goals of the program are to provide material that can be used in the classroom, both for instructional purposes and to excite students about the tremendous opportunities and challenge that information technology creates.