Compared to 40 years ago, it is an understatement to say that students this day and age have it a lot easier when it comes to communicating. Over the past few decades, technology has advanced so drastically that it has altered the ways in which students interact, collaborate, and communicate with one another.
The evolution of technology can be seen in the ways we now communicate. In the past, if a student wanted to get a message to another person close-by, he would have to walk across campus to relay it and if the individual was not within walking distance, then “snail mail” would be required—a process that took forever.
With advancements over time and the widespread use of email in the 1990s, the time it took for someone to deliver and receive a message decreased. In the late 1960s Ray Tomlinson, an MIT graduate, developed (more…)