13 Sep '17, 8am

S’pore went through Smart Nation-like drive in 1980s to make S’poreans computer-literate https://t.co/3hAqzKQlIT

S’pore went through Smart Nation-like drive in 1980s to make S’poreans computer-literate https://t.co/3hAqzKQlIT

Singapore is making a push towards becoming a Smart Nation, after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a call for it during this year’s National Day Rally. And in case you didn’t know, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding this ever since, with some for it while others are cautious . But it seems that this initiative is not entirely new. According to Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary , the Digital Revolution taking place today can be compared to the Computer Revolution that took place in the 1980s. Back then, there was a drive for Singaporeans to be introduced to computers and for them to be equipped with computer literacy skills. It was something like a 1980s version of Smart Nation and SkillsFuture. Advertisement The wonders of the computer Given the modern desktop and laptop models we see today, we probably cannot help but s...

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