With human civilization speeding along the path of greater progress, the world is becoming smaller everyday. Before the invention of the telephone, it was unimaginable that one would be able to have an entire conversation with somebody even twenty miles away. In the world of today, we can’t even bring ourselves to imagine what life would be like if we could not speak across oceans and continents.
It was one thing when a telephone was attached to a wall and could move only as far as the telephone cord. Today, even in our homes we are able to have discussions about the weather and everything else under the sun from not just the drawing rooms, but also from the kitchen, the bathroom, the attic, or any other place you can imagine. All this, thanks to the invention of the cordless phone.
There was a time when the car phone was seen as a major development. Who would have imagined that there would come a time when you could talk while you were on your way from one place to another. Yet, even with cordless phones and car phones, we continued to be tied to something – in this case, the house and the car respectively.
Then the big boom happened! We saw the invention of something that would lead to revolutionary changes in the way in which the world carried out its communication. The era of the mobile phone had now begun. Truly, this was a far cry from the age when letters had to be posted whenever some message of great importance was involved. Back in the days when post was the only way to communicate quickly, one could never have imagined getting quick replies. But now, as mobile phones continue to take control of our lives, the buzzword is instant communication.
We are the children of the communication era, and are witness to the rise of newer and newer modes of communication. And the best representative of this era of the global village is the mobile phone. We are no longer tied down by telephone cords. We are able to talk to our near and dear ones, our colleagues and mentors, and whoever else we would like to while on the move.
Gone are the days of memorizing important phone numbers. Gone are the days of finding a pay phone if we want to make a call. If we need to make a call today, all we have to do is reach into our pockets, take out our mobile phones and dial!