The Growth of Communication Technologies
Communicating involves transferring information from one person or location to another. The best method to use will depend upon:
  • the type of information being sent;
  • how quickly it must arrive;
  • what equipment is available.
Early settlers to Britain could only use basic equipment to keep in touch with people living a long way away, so their messages had to be short and often took a long time to send. They would:

Today, electronic communication technologies now allow messages to be sent across the Globe much more quickly (almost instantly) and cheaply. For example, you could send an email to a friend in another country or write a blog on the World Wide Web to tell lots of other people about the things you’ve been doing.

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