Back in the day, an era known as the rise of the nuclear family which was able to adapt quite quickly to new forms of industrialization and business communications, saw the increased use of transcription equipment. The process of transcribing communications material was fairly formulaic and what you could just term as one on one. Picture the business executive dictating his memorandum notes to his hardworking secretary who had previously been skilled in the art of taking short hand.
To put it bluntly, this latter skill was quite effective. It allowed for the secretary to take down notes and greater volumes of information at greater speeds. The day transcription equipment technologies started to respond positively to communications transformations, the short hand typist became a dying breed. This is not being said in any negative sense. Because as industries, technologies and communications experience new paradigms, society has been able to respond in kind.
Picture this then. A pocketbook manifestation of today’s digital transcription equipment is being widely used by many more people besides the business executive and his devoted secretary. Let us start in the classroom. College and university students never need to miss a monosyllable of what their rather complex-minded professors are lecturing to them. As ironic this may seem to some circles, the use of digital technologies is apt for communications specialists, particularly those who would have been described as consummate newshounds back in the day.
Witness statements can be accurately verified in noisy outdoor environments. Architects can now conduct their work optimally on site without the use of boardrooms to explain their progress to clients. All documented information is accurately transcribed as the digital technology used allows for centralized focus on one to one communications where external noise is blocked out.