A great interest of mine is video calling, especially in how far its come.
I remember when Quickcam was created by Logitech: a triangular base with a round headed video cam – for those that don’t know. If you didn’t have one sitting on top of your computer desktop screen, your camera quality was bound to be crap.
Fenton and Freedman spoke about this, in Misunderstanding The Internet when explaining technical development and it playing a major role in the development of the internet. They say that building the international telephone network lead to rapid global expansion, which I completely agree with – because now, in more recent settings, Viber, another fascination of mine, not only allows to video call, but also explores fresh new relationships! They call it “Public Chats.”
The history of the internet has brought about so many ways in which we operate today – We can now listen to the radio without switching a dial, even on your mobile phone or laptop!
The next generation doesn’t know it yet, but there will definitely be something from this day and age they will recycle to help better their society. Our generation has already done it and previous generations before ours.