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November 10, 2016 By Jim Somers

You Used to Call Me On My Home Phone

November 10, 2016

By Jim Somers

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November 10, 2016

You Used to Call Me On My Home Phone

By Jim Somers
Vice President of Marketing, join.me

Look around. You’ll likely see people texting away on their cell phone, chatting on the mic connected to their ear buds, while simultaneously shooting off emails and instant messages on their computer. Without a second thought, we expect that we can communicate to someone around the globe as easily as we can with someone across the table. But for most of American history, this was not the case. Many of us remember the days of anxiously awaiting a fax needed to finish paperwork  or close a deal. We have the internet dial-up tone memorized note by note, and will never forget the excitement associated with that friendly “Welcome! You’ve got mail!”. But today, we live in a time like never before, where there is almost an unlimited amount of collaboration tools available to us.

These days we are seeing a convergence of new technology entering the market and going mainstream faster than ever before. It’s no longer about a single device being used to communicate; but rather using devices like smartphones and tablets as portals to open us up to a vast range of collaboration applications that allow us to meet, chat, send images and files. Heck, you can even live stream the birth of your child (okay, that one’s not for everyone…).

We thought we would take a look back at how collaboration has changed over the years and examine how and when innovation shifted from the device level to the app level across multiple devices. Click on the graph below to follow this journey of collaboration!

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