Revolution of Information Technology cannot be denied anymore. It’s amazing how society sometimes changes very slowly, evolving as one set of changes leads to another. At other times, however, society changes by massive leaps that lend a kind of the shock to the whole social fabric of culture. Those times when people have to adjust to massive changes stand out in history. Though when they are happening it is easy to lose perspective on the whole experience. One of the greatest changes that have happened in society in recent years is the advent of the personal computer. Which changed the way people work, relaxes and communicates.
A Revolution in Work and Communication
Another massive change that came on top of the arrival and acceptance of the personal computer was the advent of the Internet. The Internet was a technological development related to the invention of personal computers. But its introduction seemed to speed up the rate of change that computers first brought to society. It’s interesting to look back at the way most offices worked back in the early to mid-1980s. Then look forward just ten years. The revolution in the way people worked and communicated in just those ten years is indeed stunning. The changes have ramped up at a fast pace ever since.
Changes in Publishing
As the way that information was disseminated changed, so did the publishing industry. In years past, all publishing was a matter of printing words and images on paper and then distributing the paper to readers. The Internet brought about a way to send out the same information. For a time it seemed as though all publishing on paper would stop, as all content went online. But over time, it’s become clear that people still enjoy reading. Magazines, with content ranging from fashion tips to industrial vacuuming and chemical vapor deposition, are still printed on paper.
All of this seems like a literal example of the phrase, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” and there’s frankly something very reassuring about all of that.