Saturday, March 30, 2013

Evolution of Mobile Internet Infographics

Information technology has come a long way from its humble beginnings way back in the 80's. The concept of networks of remotely-located computers began with the invention of an accessible computer database for research and education, which quickly developed into a business concern when the first ISPs appeared later during the decade. Nowadays, the internet has encompassed all aspects of daily life, even to the point of influencing human behaviour by its existence alone. From the most mundane interests of man to the highly-complex activities of top-tier people in their respective fields, the internet has permeated virtually all human activity, and has paved the way for the rapid growth and dissemination of knowledge and information for people in all walks of life.

Early on, the internet captured the imagination of technology wizards with its almost limitless possibilities. A guarded concept, networked computers were nonetheless made reality by connecting them via wires, and the idea of the local network was born. The concept of a private local network worked wonders in the facilitation of information sharing within establishments that utilize it, and this success, in turn, led engineers to dream of more lofty ideals: the capability to communicate between two or more remote computer locations, instead of within a single locality. The key to this goal became apparent when fibre optic technology made worldwide communications more efficient. The internet went global with the inception of the World Wide Web in 1991 and ushered in the Information Age. Web design then became a leading field and its products fomented global focus on the Internet and its promising capabilities.
As more and more unique concepts and innovations were developed for use with online connectivity, the internet became the modern standard for information sharing. It paved the way for massive growth in almost all categories of human interest. Without the internet, technology would have pushed forward at a far more leisurely pace, instead of the brisk speed in which it has progressed lately which has allowed it to come up with much more advances in this 21st century than mankind has discovered in the previous centuries combined.
internet in mobile
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One of the improvements the internet afforded is free travel, but there came a time when this just isn't enough anymore. While travel is one of the basic freedoms, people nonetheless find themselves detached from their personal worlds during their holiday getaways or commutes to and from work or area of interest. It is unthinkable to hug a computer, complete with wires and desks, to make the time used for travel more efficient, or overcome the detachment that goes along while a person is in transit. The advent of commercial radio and satellite communications offered the solution to this problem which is called "wifi" or wireless connectivity. The term derives from the quality of communications afforded by this technology in that it provides fast and accurate sharing of data between two or more devices not physically-linked via wires.
The earliest devices which utilized this convenience were, of course, the telephones: being a basic medium of voice communication, these "mobilephones" or "cellular phones" became all the rage during the last decade of the previous century. From mobile phones, other forms of communication became accessible using wifi. From a simple voice communication, it then became possible to exchange text messages, digital pictures, music, and even multimedia documents, all through wifi. The desktop computer, with all its wires and trappings, evolved into the sleek and ubiquitous laptop found everywhere where there is a soul thirsting for information. Thanks to the information age, one can even carry their personal world in a virtual nutshell.