Welcome to my blog everyone! I’ve had this blog for a while for a previous class at ESC. You are more than welcome to read my earlier posts but you might find them a bit random/confusing.
I am constantly reading articles and seeing advertisements on the internet, yet somehow I was stumped at which “artifact” I would choose for this assignment. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks: the iPhone 5 came out today! Besides for face to face conversations, a phone is probably one of the best forms of communication. This is not just any ordinary phone, though. This device is “life changing”. Never has there been a phone as sleek and as well developed as the new iPhone. It is supposedly faster, clearer, has a longer battery life, and comes with an advanced pair of headphones (score!).
I find it to be so interesting how communication devices have evolved in the past 10 years. At age 22, I can’t really say things like “back in the day”, but when it comes to cell phones, I feel like I am ancient and have been around for years. Not too long ago, the only mobile phone was in a car. My dad bought my mom a car phone, which came in a bulky case and had horrible reception. Then the brick cell phones came out. They weighed about 30 lbs and the cases they were stored in looked more like a suit case as opposed to the cell phone cases we are used to now. Eventually the mobile phones kept evolving for the better and they began to include things like text message, cameras, and internet. Never has there been a “smart phone” as advanced as the iPhone, though. This phone is taking the WORLD by storm and changing the way we communicate with others. Through the iPhone, we can now speak face to face through a crystal clear picture. Because of the speed of this phone, communicating is 10 times easier and more effective. Isn’t that the goal of communication? To become easier and more advanced? Personally, I think the iPhone has made communicating the easiest and I am confident they will continue to make communicating easier in the future.