As a very young child I recall my mother trying to get in contact with a family member in Co. Donegal. The lady she was trying to track down did not have a telephone so the means of contact were very awkward. She had to write a letter to the lady first and foremost and ask her to get in contact. After about 3 days the lady called my mother from a payphone in the town. In order for this woman to call she had to cycle 2 miles into the nearest town.
Last year my parents went to spend Christmas in Australia with cousins and on Christmas day at 10.00 Irish time I was able to speak to them and see them via Skype in 21.00 Australian time. Skype is a program that allows a person to make free internet calls to other Skype callers. As well as being able to speak to them I was able to see them and all my cousins for the duration of the call.
Nowadays all it takes to get in contact with someone is to merely send a text message, a message through email or even a chat message through a social networking site. How the times have changed.
Our world today has changed a great deal with the aid of communication technology. Things that were once done manually or by hand have now become computerised operating systems, which simply require a single click of a mouse to get a task completed. With the aid of IT we are not only able to stream line our business processes but we are also able to get constant information in 'real time' that is up to the minute and up to date.
We rely on CT in our everyday lives from business to leisure and even society. Today personal PCs, mobile phones, fax machines, pagers, email and internet have all not only become an integral part of our very culture but also play an essential role in our day to day activities.
Advantages of communication technology
Globalisation - CT has not only brought the world closer together, but it has allowed the world's economy to become a single... [continues]
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