Tuesday, July 10, 2018

“When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell –

The telephone is a piece of technology and, like any other technology, it’s constantly evolving. This evolution affects how we communicate with each other and the author of the article “Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore” put it best: “The reflex of answering—built so deeply into people who grew up in 20th-century telephonic culture—is gone.”

Whether this change angers, offends, liberates or delights you, the fact is that it’s well underway.  Just as the phone disrupted written communications, so too, has the evolution of telephone technology disrupted voice communication. Rest assured, our culture and societal norms will catch up… but you might need to learn how to read emoji to understand it.

Click here to read more about how our culture and societal norms have evolved around the telephone.