On March 10th 1876 Graham Bell said the famous phrase “Mr. Watson…Come here…I want to see you”. This was the first time a successful telephone call was made. Since those days telephones have evolved largely in terms of technology, appearance and usability. Dependency of physical wires has become almost completely transparent, mobility is more a rule than exception and capacity to communicate with everyone and everything is crucial.
About 100 years later, Brian Kernighan made another kind of telecommunications history by writing first (publicly known) code bsample with words “Hello World”. In few years time almost all software programmers were taught using hello world example as their very first contact to programming. And as we know it, telecoms is currently a lot more focused on applications running on devices than the actual physical networks connecting people.
Another milestone in global telecommunications occurred on Tuesday, November 13th in 1990 (15:17:00 GMT to be precise). Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the father of world wide web (WWW) had few months earlier began working with HTML, WWW and URL. The era of Internet began with this very first HTML page ever written. Amazingly, it is still publicly online and serving people.
All above are examples of turning points in telecommunications. A definition of telecommunications covers all forms of distance and/or conversion of the original communications, including radio, television, telephony, data communication and computer networking to mention the most essential. Currently most of telecoms occurs using separate devices like radio or tv, but if the visions of some of the worlds largest companies become true the future belongs to mobile devices. These devices will have the capacity to weave all main channels of telecommunications to pocket size and even better, they go everywhere the user goes enabling 24/7 telecommunications experience.
The above visions are both intriguing and scary, but true. Mobile messaging is already a major part of every day life, touching everything from passionate personal relationships to casual business usage. As mobile phones and devices mature they witness and store more first times than any other device in history of mankind. Most of these moments will be personal and not so shattering to global history, but alas there will be historic occasions too that are stored using mobile devices. Mobile phone is currently very close to being the all-in-one home storage device capable for storing sound, images and moving pictures. Someday, very soon it has the capacity to be much more.
This blog is here to provide you some views of mobile information society and lifestyle; where we currently are and what the future holds. Since this is the first time entry for ringtone-search.net blog I think it is time to say “Hello World”, and thanks for reading!