Phones, Skype, IM, and Email
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone and posted it to the post office? It’s been sometime, right? Do you remember booking trunks to call long distance? Faintly, isn’t it? Okay! That has where the world have moved with the advent of technology and time. It’s really surprising that today’s present so quickly becomes tomorrows past.
The world has become technologically advanced, and the advancement is continuous. There was a time, when a telephone was a far cry for most of us and most of the households wouldn’t even have phones. Those were the days when one would walk up to a public telephone or pay and use telephone. Then came a time, when the telephones made way to people’s homes. Today, the phones have made way to everyone’s pockets and it just takes a simple tap to call someone.
Skype is probably one of the most widely used messengers in our time. I still remember when I was and my boarding school, some 20 years back, I had to rush home whenever I would want to see my mother. Today, even though I am farer to her than I used to be, well, I just need my laptop and make a call through Skype to see her! Wait! What did I just say? Laptop? Well, now that ease is available on my phone too. Apart, from options to made video call, Skype also allows instant messaging facility. The VoIP facility has driven Skype to now call even call other numbers (not just Skype to Skype calls) at cheaper prices.
Instant messengers like whatsapp, MSN, AIM, have also bridged the communication gap to a huge extent. Whenever we need to deliver a message, we are bestowed the convenience of our laptop or cell phones. We can just log in to one of these widely used IM services and have our message delivered. Today, even big organizations are developing their own IM services to increase convenience of communication within the organization through intranet or internet.
As I mentioned earlier, I honestly don’t remember when the last time I wrote a letter on a pad was! With email facility on my laptop, phone, tab, etc. I just type in the words instead of writing it down. Apart from being convenient, I can now have my messages delivered much faster and moreover, I know if the message has not been delivered due to some reason.
I must say, the world has moved on!!!
— Jennifer @Helia —
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