Digital-age meaning

The digital age, also called the information age, is defined as the time period starting in the 1970s with the introduction of the personal computer with subsequent technology introduced providing the ability to transfer information freely and quickly.

The time period in which we live now where Internet and email are available is an example of the digital age.

The era we live in today. Although computers began to penetrate the business world in the 1960s and 1970s, personal computers in the 1980s combined with the Internet in the 1990s dramatically increased the presence of digital devices. In the 2010s, a revolution occurred with smartphones, placing a full-fledged computing device into nearly everyone's pocket. See digital.