Want to be a Technical Writer?

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Within recent decades, the global population using the internet and smart devices has risen from just 5.0%, to over 51% as of the beginning of 2017. Businesses have reacted to the sudden influx of tech users by altering their practices in order to better serve device-savvy customers. The boundaries of consumer tech devices, especially smartphones, continue to rapidly expand. The smart device is no longer a general communication tool, it is a powerful computer with abilities ranging from texting, internet access, advanced artificial intelligence, and external smart device integration.

Smartphones are getting cheaper to as low as $10 in Africa and Asia. Most of the world’s population will have a smartphone within this decade. That means, everyone will have the same access to all the information and capabilities available through the internet.

Adoption of smartphones and internet enabled devices will be on the rise over the years to come. Any traditional business offerings or new businesses can thrive and be successful, only if the customers could be able to avail the services or get information using the smart devices. Interfacing with customers through the smartphone apps will be the norm for any type of business in the coming years .

Eventually the high tech smart devices powered with the combination of internet, telecom and software, will rapidly redefine the function of traditional industries in the coming years. Pace of technological advancement towards serving the end customers will be to the level that the world had never seen before in the coming years. Each iteration of technology evolution will be extremely shortened and advance with next leap forward, even before consumers completely realize and adopt the then current state.

It is absolutely possible to experience disruption of the most traditional industries due to technology advancements in the next 2 to 3 decades. This will also bring drastic life style changes from the current status. Evolution of internet enabled smart phones have already brought lot of changes to everyone’s life. Most day to day activities have already been performed either directly or indirectly using the smartphone, or a communication enabled smart device.

As more and more world’s population get uninterruptedly connected 24/7 via internet, advancement in artificial intelligence, and the smart integration of software with hardware devices controlled via internet will transform every industry, and the way customers are served.

With the rapid advancement in technology with the combination of software, internet, automation and hardware, we should expect to experience many of the following during our life span.

  • Artificial intelligence powered computers will gain intelligence exponentially in the coming years and replace humans in almost all the industries to perform regular activities
  • Adoption of Amazon GO type no line, no check out shopping model in almost everywhere in retail and beyond
  • Driverless cars taking you from origination to destination without human intervention. In the next few decades, it’ll be common to be transported in self-driving vehicles that can come to your driveway on-demand as needed.
  • Digital wallet to store all your official digitalized documents
  • Medical devices that works with your phone, to take retina scan, blood sample, etc.
  • Artificial intelligence enabled smart devices at home and work
  • Adopting internet of currencies (cryptocurrencies) for regular financial transactions
  • Smartphone will be the interface to access your car, home, work, etc. with digitized key

Although there has been a paradigm shift in terms of the way consumers avail the technology to access services using smart phones/devices, learning to use these technology advancement is mostly driven by the knowledge shared by other users. Sharing of knowledge happens through multiple channels including, but not limited to, social media, blogging, discussion forums, technology portals.

Also, users of many technology devices and services want to happily share the benefits, tips and tricks of the ways they could have used the technology. It could be merely sharing the knowledge of performing day-to-day activities, or smarter ways of using technology devices to effortlessly manage complex tasks.

Why would you want to write in Cleatalking.com?

Cleartalking provides a platform for anyone from anywhere in the world to share their experience, or explore more on the internet enabled consumer technology devices, by utilizing our interactive telecom forums, telecom blog and the Q&A section.

By sharing your unique experience or situation related to a technology communication device or service, there is always a chance that someone else living somewhere in the world will definitely be benefitted with the information.

If you consistently write about technology, that also specifically about telecom related, will help you evolve as professional technical writer specialized in this area. As a technical writer, you can build your online reputation with Cleartalking that will clearly depict your writing skills and experience.

Your profile reference like the one shown below can be provided to the employers seeking technical writers in freelance web sites such as, but not limited to, freelancer.com, upwork.com.


Here are the reasons how technical writing skills can benefit you professionally or personally:

  • Writing about your experience and sharing your knowledge about a smart device or service provider is a great way to help, educate, inspire, and bring like-minded people together. Also, as a consumer, sharing your experience using technology devices will help driving innovation further for improvement.
  • Your content published in Cleartalking.com can be read by anyone in the world and eventually will help to build your credibility as an expert in technology writing.
  • It could be that your continuous writing about the technology devices can be noticed by employees who would want to engage technical writers for their purpose.
  • Advancement in technology and the evolution of new smart devices with enhanced capabilities is growing at an astronomical pace. This will also increase the demand for technology writers to write the user manuals, reviews about the next technology devices. Building credibility with technology writing will improve your chances to pursue the new opportunities in this area to develop a career.
  • As you write regularly on particular topics related to technology consumer devices, it will help you expand your knowledge and connect with other experts in the same area.
  • Over time, as you write more and share more of your expertise by providing relevant answers to other’s questions in Cleartalking.com, it will turn into a powerful demonstration of your knowledge on a particular subject. When the users read your posts, and realize the insights you’ve shared on a subject, will clearly demonstrate your expertise in the specific technology topic.
  • Being an expert, you might be considered for careers like freelance technical writing, or consulting opportunities.

How do you build credibility as technical writer?

  • The only way to become a better writer is to write more and more, on a regular basis.
  • If you write more, you will become better at it. When you write on a regular basis, you can constantly analyze and improve the approach with technical writing.
  • You may even ask your friends to comment on your writing as feedback, which will give different perception on the topic.
  • Posting information that are reliable, current, relate to topic, and informative will create interest for the web site users to read your content, and consider you as a reliable source and subject matter expert.

If you want to build FAQs specifically for a smartphone app, smart device or telecom service, you can send the request using our feedback form. Your choice of interest will be added in our Q&A platform as a category for you to write about.

110 thoughts on “Want to be a Technical Writer?”

  1. Technology has been improved and advanced in the last decade. I remember when technology used to be the basic because internet just got started. Computers were the popular technology before smartphones, tablet, smartwatches even came into play. Now, smartphones become the mainstream of technology, in addition to apps, software, cloud join force to create the most advanced technology we can have. I have used smartphone more than ever, and apps that have helped to focus on personal life, work, and health. That’s very essential for me in daily life. Technology has helped us to learn, interact, communicate. I even use technology to write, read, and create, and it’s the most important aspects of why technology is our future.

  2. Maxwell. says:

    I couldn’t agree more with this article. Technological advancements have provided us with a plethora of opportunities and have also made living so much easier. Things like shopping online and little things as buying a plane ticket have been made so much easier with apps on our mobile phones. We no longer have to spend money going as far as the bank to make transactions and we can just work from home while being able to stay home with our family and have some quality time. Our mobile devices provide us so much more opportunities for finding jobs and communicating so much faster.

  3. micromaxr says:

    The rate at which people nowadays go through tech is insane and I don’t imagine it slowing down any time soon. It appears like everybody today has a better appreciation of innovation, though I feel when products are first launched into the market can still be very expensive for a while. I’m always intrigued to see how the price drops and where the ‘next best tech item’ ends up after a year or so of shelf life.

    Innovation is developing at a faster rate and with the development of AI taking over, I think the future will hold some very exciting things to come.

  4. tony smith says:

    actually everyone should admit that technology is getting bigger and bigger everyday even a way we cant imagine. so in modern days its very hard or can use the word impossible to adapt to the latest tech for anyone,therefore i think this is a successful and very efficient method to share our ideas with others and learn from other’s ideas therefore as a technical writer i’m glad that i can share the things i know with the rest of world and help them to grab this rapidly advancing technology

  5. mateorod_fr says:

    This article was actually very helpful. As technology advances so do we, We learn new skills and combinations such as technical writing, this is a task that takes time and skill yet can be very helpful. I like clear talkings way of doing it and think that this article was overall very positive espacially for people new to this type of writing. The technic and demographic changes that have affected us are huge and will need new thinking to be processed.

  6. to1776to says:

    This is a very informative article. I think that the only way to gain experience in any type of writing field is to write often. With the job market as terrible as it is now, both in the United States and in many other countries, obtaining work is becoming more difficult. Many young people, especially recent college graduates, lack experience. When people lack job history, it makes it extremely hard to get hired. Posting articles and comments on a free website is a great way to allow people to obtain more experience and prove to employers that they are capable of meeting the job requirements. Additionally, technology is rapidly advancing. 15 years ago, few, if any, cell phones were capable of using the internet. Now new inventions and advances are allowing people of all income brackets to utilize the internet and smartphones. The cost of many types of electronic devices, like computers and cellphones, is readily decreases and allowing more people than ever to buy and use such technology. The internet also allows people to communicate easier, and it’s a great way to learn about new topics, or share opinions.

    1. mateorod_fr says:

      Very interesting, I completely agree with you. I think that this was also very informative yet you categorize everyone not thinking about the individual actions and seeing th ecommunity as a group

  7. Greg Bilser says:

    Technological devices are constantly evolving and spreading throughout the world. It is almost impossible to keep pace with ever growing instruction manuals and technological jargon – especially in parts of the world where there are serious concerns about literacy levels. I agree that technical writing can often provide the sort of ideal forum where people can come and find answers to specific questions or concerns – and get answers without a great deal of technical knowledge. It is also a great way to put out really innovative tips that help the technology add further benefit to our lives. It certainly sounds an ideal way for anyone to have a second income and to build a reputation using various platforms that are known for quality, reliability and clarity of writing. It’s about bringing people together through communication and helping the spread of technology around the world. It certainly has been the sort of forum that i have used in the past to help me with various problems.

  8. its a great way to earn money. Working through Clear talking is an excellent way to establish oneself as a technical writer. With more people around the world using devices like smartphones the demand for technical writers will continue to rise. Working as a technical writer is a job that is easy to get started with and that can open many doors towards future careers. In the process of working as technical writer one will learn valuable information about technology in the process. Thanks for the informative article.

    1. tony smith says:

      actually this is a very good method to improve your knowledge,writing skills and also a good way to earn some passive income and also remember that this can be count as a social service also

      1. Maxwell. says:

        This is very correct. improving knowledge is so much easier with the aid of your mobile devices.

  9. Rmsdilruk99 says:

    Technical writers are the eventual fate of our reality. With the heading innovation is going we require an ever increasing number of individuals who can compose quality codes and program the best gadgets to better run our lives. Specialised scholars have the learning and abilities required to do the greater part of that. Consistently new innovations are turning out by specialised authors and current advances are always enhancing and evolving. Individuals need a reasonable comprehension of these innovations the same number of fear computerised reasoning assuming control over our occupations and specialised essayists can indicate everybody that the counterfeit consciousness isn’t there to supplant anybody and that human based parts are essentially evolving. The present best in class age certainly has the information to take our innovation to the following level.

    1. to1776to says:

      I definitely agree. Without the ability to adapt to changes, people may find themselves unable to deal with new technology. I live in a small, rural area, and many people cant set up their own wifi network or streaming devices. Eventually, when things advance even more, many people here might be left behind.

  10. Nicholad99 says:

    With the evolution of the job market and the economy in general, freelance technical writing looks like a good way to make ends meet. I’m in a relatively poor area north of Pittsburgh and there aren’t many jobs. By staying on top of emerging technology trends, using basic writing skills learned in High School, and a little bit of self starting, anyone can become a technical writer. I could only imagine what kind of opportunities it could give people in seriously disadvantaged areas like Africa. Or kids coming out of High School with nothing on their resumes. It really seems to be the ticket.

  11. Momin Mia says:

    Thanks for sharing your article. Now a days of technology we can’t think without technology. Technology is a part and parcel of our life. With help of internet we communicate all over the world bu using Facebook, twitter, google plus and others social media. I learn various tools and technique how to become a technical writer from your article.

    1. Rmsdilruk99 says:

      I Strongly agree with what she she said.Now a a days we cant think without technology..

      1. Greg Bilser says:

        I agree with you – technology is here to stay and it’s important to develop new ways to help us to deal with any technological problems that arise.

  12. elibernutt96 says:

    This article was very informative and really inspires me to get into being a technical writer. Technology rapidly become more complex throughout the years, even with its cost becoming cheaper for these devices to be easily accessible for technical writers mostly everywhere. A smartphone for ten dollars over at Asia and Africa?! truly impressive. I read articles on how businesses are hiring more IT workers to work at their companies here at Chicago. It makes so sense sense companies uses the internet for hiring and more items like cash registers using Graphical User Interface (GUI). I can totally see myself benefiting from these computers professionally and having a huge change in my life. Thanks for the fantastic article!

    1. micromaxr says:

      I completely agree. The price of tech being brought down makes for a much wider network and exciting possibilities. Technology has truly changed my life and I imagine it will continue doing so for many years to come.

  13. Gollum says:

    Being a technical writer sounds like a great way to earn money. Working through Cleartalking is an excellent way to establish oneself as a technical writer. With more people around the world using devices like smartphones the demand for technical writers will continue to rise. Working as a technical writer is a job that is easy to get started with and that can open many doors towards future careers. In the process of working as technical writer one will learn valuable information about technology in the process. Thanks for the informative article.

    1. elibernutt96 says:

      I can agree with your comment. It’s pretty straightforward with what a technical writer does, but how advance it is. I would sincerely be interested into this field as a profession.

  14. LymonSkye says:

    I worked as an Advisor I at the Learning Commons department for Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) for a number of years. During that time I acted as a councilor and tutor for many years. It became very clear to me the devide between age groups and income levels regarding access to and the need for using and affording the newest in technological devices. Younger people, those under thirty, prioritized the need for the latest smartphone or music device regardless of either a real need for or ability to actually be able to afford the wanted item; they just had to have the newest one on the market. Whereas older people, who wanted to learn more about and use said technology, seemed to orient more to screens and graphics that better let them see the screen before them, to have bigger keyboard buttons, and learn about apps. relevant to a specific need. But they all one thing uncommon, a need for products to be plug and play. So far, in my determination, today’s tech. industry has come a long way in achieving this goal. Being able to use a newer model of almost any previously owned device has a relatively short learning curve. It definitely has helped me in picking-up new skills and sharing them with other people who ask for my assistance in using their devices properly.

  15. I agree! The rate of technological advancement is increasing with time, society is looking to create and develop easier ways to live and lengthen their lives. The internet is a massive source of information that millions of people use and depend on every day.
    This consumerism is driving the rate of advancement faster and faster each year. Over the last 2 to 3 decades, technology has become more and more a part of our daily lives, to the point where it has taken over our lives. It’s astonishing at how this small device can handle demanding tasks in addition to fulfilling basic communication needs.
    A considerable number of the global population doesn’t have access to quality education. With the help of the internet, anyone on this planet can have access to not only basic education but also advanced topics. Reputed educational institutions from different countries are already recording lectures and publishing those materials on the Internet for everyone to watch and learn. With better internet connectivity and smart phones, “education for all” won’t be a pipedream anymore

    1. Internet has provides us the best source for everything. That’s the reason we need it to help us for personal and work. Technology has become very important to us because every part of it in our daily life is attached. Not to mention smartphone, which we use it everyday for everything now.

  16. Marccidile says:

    Thank you for posting this informative article on both technology and writing. I agree with all of the points that you are making.

    As technology gets more accessible by each day – more and more people are able to write about the things they are passionate about, like coding, software development, improving technology, and inform other people who may want to learn that also have the technology to access the internet. With that information, people can get smarter and technologically improve the world and peoples lives little by little. It’s a little scary to think that one day robots may replace humans in almost everything – from a lot of banking jobs, cashier jobs, drivers.. and even replace the way we normally do things, like using keys, cleaning, cooking, but there’s already technology that does some of that for us, but it is inaccessible to the poorer communities. A lot of people, especially older people, are scared of change. But one thing is for sure, we’re reaching that point because of people on Cleartalker and other websites learning and writing together, to create a brighter, easier future. Really, if robots do replace a lot of jobs, I always think that, sure, they replace normal jobs, but what about the people who need to write up the blueprints for the new robot? What about the people who want to write the software codes? It will open up tons of new possibilities that only people can do, learning slowly along the way, making breakthroughs in technology I can only hope to see one day.

  17. Sandra Beach says:

    Technical writers are the future of our world. With the direction technology is going we need more and more people who can write quality codes and program the best devices to better run our lives. Technical writers have the knowledge and skills required to do all of that. Every day new technologies are coming out by technical writers and current technologies are constantly improving and changing. People need to have a clear understanding of these technologies as many are afraid of artificial intelligence taking over our jobs and technical writers can show everyone that the artificial intelligence is not there to replace anyone and that human based roles are simply changing. Today’s up and coming generation definitely has the knowledge to take our technology to the next level.

  18. Kim30 says:

    This article was very informative on how to become a technical writer.Technology is growing day by day and even hour by hour it is changing. Now it is one of the biggest part of our lives on a day to day basis. At present we can’t think life without a smartphone, Facebook, twitter and our social media period. I have learned a lot of technique and tools to be a technical writer in reading this article you clearly explain all way how to become a technical writer. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    1. LymonSkye says:

      Technical writing is a much needed skill, however I find that “showing and telling” can be more effective in reaching and teaching many people who get lost in the many paths and turns of technical writing alone. Speaking for myself I know that reading a manual and being able to also watch a video of the task that needs to be performed assists me learning faster and committing the needed actions to memory.

      1. Nicholad99 says:

        I agree. Some people are just able to absorb information more efficiently in this manner. I guess it would be good to be able to balance or develop both methods of divulging information to be a successful technical writer.

  19. gmeehan12 says:

    It’s always fascinated me that as technology improves for people all over the world, many people are completely technologically illiterate. Essentially putting all the power to influence the ways in which technology works int he hands of only those who know how to harness it. This site can provide a crucial service which is taking complex information and helping to dispense it to the public. For this reason I think the job of technical writer is vital to help bridge the gap between technical and every day. I see the technical writer as practically a translator of information.

  20. Julio Pacio says:

    This article is precise and spot-on.There are a lot of advantages of being a technical writer.
    You can use your creativity and great language skills to earn a decent salary.
    While writing for different niches, you will always be able to gain some new knowledge and make money at Sooner or later, you will make a great counseller for any kind of issues, owing to your vast knowledge and Dealing with the customers’ everyday requirements, you will be able to anticipate what a particular person wants from you and his game-strategies for the same.
    Last but not the least, you can do all these things just by sitting at your home. Yes, you can also work from home, like numerous freelance writers, and earn money as well as knowledge.

  21. ericeric1010 says:

    Thanks for this article on how to become a technical writer. I agree, technology use is exploding worldwide making more and more people want to learn new information regarding technology. With the growth of smartphones for $10 as well as internet connections worldwide I think the demand for these types of writers will become much greater. We also will see new ways of writing and viewing information as time comes forward.

    1. Kim30 says:

      Very nice reply, I agree the need for technical writers is growing in demand.

  22. thimi_ayody says:

    Thanks for posting your knowledge.This is the best article I have seen on technical writing.All of my questions about technical writing careers were thoroughly answered by this article.As far as I know, it is going to depend on how well you can network. Of course, it’s going to depend heavily on whether you can write well. If you know a lot of people high up in a major publishing company and have a degree in art or writing, it isn’t going to get you anywhere unless your writing is creative, unique, and intriguing.

  23. thimi_ayody says:

    Technology can only help us move forward and live better in this world.it is crucial for our society in the 21st century. Its fast pace evolution has brought such great products in the market. If it continues evolving at this rate we are going to see such great advances in every sector. As the article suggested Artificial intelligence is a big one. If done ethically right we can have mainstream electrical vehicles and automation across every sector. “The smart device is no longer a general communication tool, it is a powerful computer with abilities ranging from texting, internet access, advanced artificial intelligence, and external smart device integration.”Moreover, smart devices turned into intelligent medical tools that can help us live a healthier life. this quote is very true. and This article did a fantastic job of explaining the evolution of business plans in today’s quickly accelerating, technologically inclined world.

    1. ericeric1010 says:

      Hey thimi,

      I agree, there are many advancements to technology which need to be explored and discovered in order to have this information available to all. This is why I think it is so important for technical writer, it will help share proper information

  24. nowshad86 says:

    This is an informative article on how to become a technical writer.Technology is growing day by day. Now it is the part of our life. At present we can’t think life without a smartphone, Facebook, twitter etc. I have learned a lot of technique and tools to be a technical writer. In this article you clearly explain all way how to become a technical writer. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    1. Yes you said it. When my phone get switched off or my internet gone slow I think how much these technologies affecting us.!

  25. The world is becoming smarter day by day, however, this development is concentrated only in some particular developed countries and developing ones. Here one should realise that there are regions in world particularly in Asia and Africa where people still have very little knowledge about the basic amenities like electricity and internet. Hence this development will be uniform only when these people too are encouraged to use these smart facilities. Or else the rich would become more rich and poor continues to suffer. Also the improper usage of the technical development is creating more issues in human health and family life. Hence care should be taken to use it in a healthy way.

    1. Marccidile says:

      I only hope that one day, technology and electricity becomes cheaper with more knowledge about these things, and it becomes available to all countries that have inhabitants across the world.

  26. I definitely agree with the article published above that the world population is becoming more and more digitalized and smart day by day. However, one thing which the people need to realize is that there are still a huge amount of people even without accessing the basic amenities like electricity, these are the peoples in remote regions of Asia and Africa. These are the people with lack of knowledge about the world development whereas there are some people who rely upon their traditional values and keep restriction to these smart gadgets and utilities. Hence these people must be more focussed and the complete development occurs only when they too are involved in the development.

    1. Sandra Beach says:

      I agree with you but, getting the knowledge to those developing parts of the world is not something easily done. If they wish to rely on their traditions and have no interest in advancing to the digital age, that does not mean technological advancements can not fully reach their potential. It just means those developing places are falling more and more behind. While they do have importance in the development, technology only needs the knowledge of people experiencing it. Those who have no clue how technology has advanced and are behind know no different than what they know. Their ideas, as long as they are living without basic amenities, will be antiquated and far too below our knowledge and advancement to be viable options. I believe it would be more “been there, done that,” for the developed world. We would first need to bring them completely up to our level of advancement before we could even entertain a way to advance technology in their view.

  27. lovelybrooks says:

    The technology evolution in the last decade is almost surreal, I sometimes forget they was a time period where we didn’t have widespread access to internet and phone. When i think of how fast technology is growing it scares me but also excites me because of all the potential developments and ways it will simplify our lives. I also look at the downside that technology advances will disrupt our society and cause millions of job’s loss. Artificial intelligence has already surpassed humans in intelligence and will continue to learn and grow more powerful. While they’re are some cons, I am generally excited to see the development of technology future because it will improve the lives of so many people and connect us in ways never before possible.

    1. Gollum says:

      As someone who has grown up with technology it is difficult to imagine a world without. In pite of there being some cons to developing better technology I think that world as a whole is better off for it.

  28. rakhi says:

    Thanks for posting your knowledge.This is the best article I have seen on technical writing.All of my questions about technical writing careers were thoroughly answered by this article.As far as I know, it is going to depend on how well you can network. Of course, it’s going to depend heavily on whether you can write well. If you know a lot of people high up in a major publishing company and have a degree in art or writing, it isn’t going to get you anywhere unless your writing is creative, unique, and intriguing.also I think if a person really wants to write, it’s probably not best to get a degree in English. Unless you want to bore people with your grammar skills. I used to think that way too! and I am really excited now about the career option.

    1. Julio Pacio says:

      Yes, I agree.This article covered all the important information about being a technical writer.
      It is important to understand that technical writing is a very popular profession and if you are a good technical writer then you could be guaranteed a good career throughout your working years.

  29. Serenades33 says:

    Part of me loves how fast technology is growing but I’m also part of the generation that grew up without a smartphone, facebook, Twitter etc. and I miss the days where your life wasn’t on blast 24/7. Today there’s restaurants where you order and pay via robot. People’s patience has grown small due to everything being readily available at your fingertips. I just worry about the older generation. Will they be able to learn the things they need to know if say, money loses its value and bitcoin takes over? I guess the unknown reaches of where technology can take us is a little scary.

  30. Jacob Max says:

    Technology is the future. I can remember when you would take a lunch break and use the company phone to call home. I would also call home after I clocked out to let family know when I would be home. Today, I can send a text in a matter of seconds. I don’t even have to turn on my phone. I simply say, “Ok Google, Send text to …., I am on my way home”. Technology is a growing at an exponential rate. I have seen these major changes just in the last 10 years. I can not even begin to predict the next 10 years. We must all learn and adapt to these changes so that we are not left in the dust of advancement.

    1. Exactly correct. If we are not prepared to adapt with the technological development, in the future we may strive to exist as new inventions are happening day by day. However I fear that these development might create unnecessary issues between people.

    2. nowshad86 says:

      Well saying Mr jacob Max. You say exactly what i am saying.

  31. I grew up with technology before the Internet. Shows like Halt and Catch Fire really peaked my interest. Many computing inventions are certainly owed to necessity. Lesser known are the creative contributions in modern digital technology. The PC was born in a garage. SpaceShipOne was inspired by a contest. Now, virtual reality is being ushered in by mobile gaming. Certainly things like driverless cars are a product of leisure. However, the industry advantages of delivery drones are a complex problem that benefits from gaming psychology. Consider ATC in the NYC metropolis, as well as, the NEXTGEN Air Transportation System. What both of these have in common are the dynamic and logarithmic movement of blips across a screen. UPS’ “We Love Logistics” commercial beings with a heart of service vehicles on an airport tarmac.

  32. sure the world today is completely different of years before and everything used to to depends in smartphones and technology I am agree with you

  33. Michelle r says:

    We as a society are always evolving in technology. It just seems that we are evolving at a faster pace today vs 20 years ago. I imagine this will only continue as time marches on. Amazing to think that 25 years ago we did not check Facebook or twitter every day. Hard to remember what we did with our free time.

    1. Jacob Max says:

      Eloquently spoken Michelle. The growth of technology is exponential. We are on the cusp of automated cars. They are out there, but not cheap enough yet for the general consumer. I remember when you had to roll up the windows in the car and now I can simply click a button on the key and crank the car from the warmth of my house.

    2. Serenades33 says:

      Exactly! And it’s a little scary to me to think that we will advance past what I’m capable to understand. My grandma can’t use smartphones. What if we advance but I can’t keep up?

      1. christemmer says:

        I think this is inevitable. There will be a generation lost to technology. I guess we just have to hope we raise our kids right so we’re not lost in the dust.

  34. bunnywabbit says:

    This growth in technology is absolutely astonishing. As someone born in the 1990s, I was a teenager when smartphone technology was born. It’s been amazing to see that now I can bank, connect the Internet, send text messages, and work all from the palm of my hand. I am also awed when I hear about children as young as 3 knowing how to use smartphones and tablets to watch videos and play games. Anyone who does not jump on the smartphone bandwagon is foolish, as the technology will keep advancing even further as the article says and technophobes will be left in the dust. I currently work doing IT business solutions, and every day we consult and help with more and more advanced software that most people could only dream of in the past.

  35. keyyong says:

    I have noticed this huge shift in technology use in the past couple of years. Some examples are in the fast food industry, financial arena, and in the public school systems. Starbucks was one of the first businesses to get their customers to keep coming back to them. How? They achieved this goal by creating an app where customers can earn free drinks and gain additional perks by registering their Starbucks gift card and constantly adding money to the card and in turn spending the money at their establishment. Dunkin Donuts jumped on this concept and so has Chik-fil-a. Other fast-food chains have apps where you can order your food ahead of time and skip standing in line.

    Since I was 18-years-old and I established myself as an adult, I opened up a checking account with a bank that had and continues to have no actual physical building banks to do business. Back then in the early days of my banking experience, I would have to sign my paychecks and pray that the envelope that I put it in arrives at the main headquarters of my bank so my checking account would receive my deposit. Fast forward two decades later and now I have an app on my smartphone that allows me to deposit checks into my checking account literally at the snap of my finger. I’ve discovered PayPal and the ease of transferring money to friends and family who don’t bank with my same financial institution.

    Finally, the public school system has discovered a way to save on killing trees and on the time someone would have to copy trillions of flyers for that week’s handout to go home. Every big public school system has an app for their school district where news, information, portals for grades and lunch account balances, and specific school websites can be instantly shared with the parents, teachers, and students.

    1. public school and teachers always have the big rules towards environment

  36. jwilson6 says:

    Very interesting article. I don’t know much about smart phones or the stats behind them but its crazy to think how fast people using the internet has grown. And its just going to increase as time goes on and technology advances. It’s only $10 for a smartphone in some parts of Asia and Africa. That’s crazy and to think about all the people in the near future with access to internet is truly exciting. Everyone should be able to learn and browse the web.

    Another interesting thing to think about is where artificial intelligence will be in the next 10-15 years. With the rapid advancement of technology we are going to see a large shift from human workers to machines. It’s very interesting but scary to think about.

  37. There are a lot of truths and evidence in this article that I was super interested to be reading. It is crazy to me to see how we have advanced as a world by watching the invention of cell phones in the 90s to how they are now where almost anyone and everyone has a cell phone, no wait, a smart phone. The things that technology has accomplished is quite astounding, and becoming a technical writer really doesn’t sound half bad to me. I am interested in pursuing a writing career anyways so this seems like something that I am going to look into further! Thanks for the article!

  38. chuckekere says:

    I actually find some delight in the rapid advancement of technology. While it is changing at a fast pace that’s considered fast to some, in the end its aimed at making tasks and life easier. The Internet has made it easier for existing companies to market their business, and for new companies to take form, back in 1998. This is simply a case of history repeating itself. Laptops have given us the capability of using a full-fledged personal computer in a portable form since 2003, as previously only desktops existed. Social networks have made it easier to make new friends, or stay in contact with loved ones while say you are an OTR trucker. Which brings me to the next: newer trucks have Qualcomm, in order to better stay in contact with the Driver Manager, and electronic logs make it easier to record your miles and loads without making errors that could land you in hot water with the DOT. Smartphones have most of the functions of a computer, but in something that can fit your pocket.

  39. Ali Bell says:

    Our world is advancing in technology at a rapid pace. As the article speaks about, these times are vital for businesses to stay up to date and not get left behind. I work doing advertising and managing social media outlets for our local business, and it is absolutely crucial to be available and interactive on the same platforms as customers. As things are becoming more technically advanced, and new technology becomes popular, it is vital to stay with the game! Not doing so could mean a huge loss of business. I have some great ideas, and I believe that writing would be the perfect avenue for me to share topics that I am passionate with about others.

    1. Isn’t it insane how reliant our world is on social media nowadays? I think that would be such an interesting job to have, and I think that’s really awesome that you are doing it!

    2. jwilson6 says:

      100% this. It’s going to be key for businesses to stay up to date so they don’t fall behind. Those who do will lose business and money.

      1. Michelle r says:

        I agree totally. I think this has always been true to a degree.

  40. LaurX1210 says:

    Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to write stories. I wanted to be like the people in the books that I would read and travel around and see the world and be able to write down every little thing I saw. I never really thought about it much in middle school when all of my friends began showing up to school with cell phones and laptop computers were in every classroom, but written word will become extinct if now for the technical writer. Technology has taken over the world, and it’s only going to continue to expand into whatever else it hasn’t gotten its hands on yet. I still write from time to time, but since I’ve had kids it’s, unfortunately, been put on the back burner for a long time. After reading this though, it makes me want to write right now.

    1. gmeehan12 says:

      I think the key in regards to technical writing is to never stop learning. The moment you do, technology will pass you by.

  41. andrepao says:

    Back when I was in school and technological devices like the ones we have today didn’t exist, everyone had to go out of their homes to buy textbooks, work with friends on whatever projects they might have, and eat their meals. However, technology today makes us numb to the struggles of the previous generations. Now, we can get our textbooks online, collaborate on projects on platforms such as Google Docs, and order food through the various online delivery sites. Technology is evolving at a very fast rate, and people in the older generations need to catch up fast before we get lost in its wake.

    1. Ali Bell says:

      It is easy to be “left behind”. It is a real concern for older generations. Free community class offering would be a great benefit to them.

    2. keyyong says:

      School and textbooks! You reminded me of the times when I was in middle and high school where we have issued our textbooks for the year and threatened to pay for the book if it was damaged in any way. I remember using brown grocery bags to cover those books. Now, times have changed! Many teachers don’t use textbooks and have them placed in the book closet that ends up getting boxed up and taken to the mortuary where they will never be seen again. Many colleges still require buying books for their specific courses, but with websites and apps like Blackboard, much of the information that needs to be disseminated is placed over the Internet waves.

  42. samfleck says:

    It’s truly crazy how technology shapes the world around us. I’ve never truly given much thought to being a technical writer before but this article has grabbed my attention and am now very interested in the field. I believe that cleartalking can provide ones self with the pathways necessary to gain experience and clarity in the field of technical writing.

    1. LaurX1210 says:

      I agree with you 100%. Technology is always advancing and evolving and therefore changing us and the world around us on a daily basis. Websites like this are crucial if we want to remember what written word was like.

  43. ladyconsumer says:

    The world, today, is vastly different from the one just a few short years ago. Technology has grown so quickly it can make you dizzy. Keeping up with it all can be difficult. But doing so, keeps us so far ahead of the game. Writing about technology and putting all of the knowledge to real tests keeps us informed, and helps others get educated as well. Such a great wealth of knowledge in this article to help people get started in this worthwhile endeavor.

    1. bunnywabbit says:

      I agree! Technical writing would benefit many groups of people, from the elderly who often do not know the first thing about technology, to young professionals looking to jump into a lucrative career, as technical writing will only be needed more and more.

  44. pdmanohari says:

    Technology changes the world.This article conveys clearly the impact of technology in our daytoday life.So we face so many problems when dealing with technology.Cleartalking contributes a major role for finding answers and help people in their technology matters.It promotes Telecom related questions and answers from all over the world.Cleartalking helps me as a technical writer and improve my thinking and knowledge as well.

  45. wateryviolet says:

    It’s crazy how much technology has taken over everyone’s lives. I remember being younger and barely knowing how to use the internet, and growing up thinking 3rd world countries wouldn’t be able to have access to this type of thing. But like the article mentioned, every year is a quicker and more intense advancement. Even the thought of artificial intelligence seems to be a difficult concept to grasp for some.

    Now with what’s possible on the internet, I find it an amazing thing to be able to share information in forums and build blogs of my own. The internet has made it possible for people to search for information, as well as share their own facts, thoughts and ideas through technical writing, whether it be the reading or writing itself. People from across the globe can now connect (in real time!) through words and virtual communication. Amazing to say the least.

    1. ladyconsumer says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Just a few short years ago, lives were completely different from what they are today. Just imagine where it will be just a few short years from now. Those who keep up with the trends will be so far ahead of the game.

  46. I would like to delve deeper into this line of work, I am keen to be able to work and travel at the same time.
    That would be fantastic, imagine being able to work remotely by the beach and sip a cocktail while you do it. Technical writing is becoming more popular due to the fact that phones are internet connection are more readily available across the world. If anybody would like to connect with me on here, let me know and would be great to talk with you. I do believe we can all learn from each other/ #cleartalking

  47. laga12 says:

    Technology for all its flaws has equal benefits – Since mankind first learn to make tools has there been an ever quenchless urge to make things easier for him or herself.Technology has meant the rise of the West above the East, has given birth to weapons that could obliterate us all in a flash. But also the ability to have more power and almost limitless control over machinery around us that can perform almost limitless tasks. The fact that the everyday layman can communicate massive distances linking the world together more so than anytime in our history growing exponentially such that its thrilling to see what we may be able to see in our own lifetimes – the new dawn of a technological revolution enabling us to perform magical feats at will without a second thought and then what? More exponential growth until we become Gods unto ourselves, all our problems solved and enduring into Utopian, spiritual bliss in this amazing and ever expanding universe.

  48. Interesting read, it’s not something most people think about very often but, as the smart phone user base exponentially rises, the necessity for technical writing grows with it. The increase in computing power inevitably increases complexity, and For someone that doesn’t have a great deal of experience with technology the learning curve can be steep. It’s important to help educate people so that they can take full advantage of ever increasing technological development. It’s something most of use just take for granted.

    1. wateryviolet says:

      I definitely agree. I remember helping people I am close to with figuring out how to get a grasp on technology through the years. As the generations grow and develop, it will be interesting to see how we adapt and progress with technology. Also, you couldn’t be more right on how much many of us take this technology for granted.

      1. lovelybrooks says:

        I agree, I feel we have come to expect technology and fail to remember how challenging life was to complete simple tasks before technology. It has transformed our world and connected us like never before.

  49. TerraSerah says:

    Becoming a technical writer for any site, especially one as communications-oriented as this one, requires significant ability with words as well as dedication to the idea of spreading technology around the globe, one step at a time. It’s definitely something I personally would be interested in doing if I were granted the opportunity.

    The article above makes some good points- the costs of technology go down for older devices and thereby increase access, and the devices available are still quite advanced.

  50. Hope says:

    We are living in amazing times. I believe there is a Chinese saying that states, “May you live in interesting times.”, in opposed to good times since interesting times might be viewed as better than the good. The creator of that saying might consider us blessed, because our times are beyond interesting, they are amazing. The technology evolution has opened up a plethora of ways for people to function better than before. Parents can work from home with increasing efficiency, allowing them to care for their children as well as aged and sick family better. People can learn from home thereby reducing the cost connected to learning like transportation costs, clothing costs, lunch costs. Imaginative people are constantly discovering new ways to utilize technology in everyday life beyond entertainment, thereby increasing the value of money spent on technology.

    1. all these are true.Being a technical writer sounds like a great way to earn money. Working through Cleartalking is an excellent way to establish oneself as a technical writer. With more people around the world using devices like smartphones the demand for technical writers will continue to rise. Working as a technical writer is a job that is easy to get started with and that can open many doors towards future careers. In the process of working as technical writer one will learn valuable information about technology in the process. Thanks for the informative article.

  51. Gregor Samsa says:

    Very informative article. It is very much true about what is detailed: there is a growing demand for technology reviews based on experience as more and more devices and models are released every year. Advances in AI and such technologies as automated vehicles, personalized smart devices, cryptocurrencies, are rapidly driving industries and markets in the world. Social media and understanding trends online is a very important tool in trying to capitalize on new technologies. Thank you for posting this.

  52. Alex Smith says:

    It’s crazy about the tech revolution. It seems like everyone today has access to some sort of technology and at an increasingly cheaper rate. I’m interest to see what it turns out to look like in the future once everyone has access. I tend to be optimistic but i sure hope it doesnt turn into one of those crazy big brother sci-fi movies that you see on TV.

  53. KBecker says:

    This article did a fantastic job of explaining the evolution of business plans in today’s quickly accelerating, technologically inclined world. With the accessibility of the Internet through more affordable devices, more people can be exposed to new information and new business practices. As more businesses become open to less traditional methods like cryptocurrency, checkout line-free retail stores, and digital documents, customers will become more independent. This is great for people who have difficulty getting out, not only due to their own busy schedules, but due to limited mobility. Business are opening up hundreds of new doors that will quickly become the norm in the next ten years.

    1. Hope says:

      Shut-ins used to be shut off from the world. Now they can socialize with friends and family, shop, pay bills, etc. I agree, people with limitations have it a little better now.

      1. TerraSerah says:

        I suffer from moderate agoraphobia and the technical revolution means that I don’t necessarily have to face a potential panic attack just to stock up on necessities.

        It’s actually a wonderful feeling.

  54. davidjones says:

    The world we live in today is completely different from what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Advancements in technology have both improved and disrupted our lives. Take, for instance, how artificial intelligence has transformed the way we communicate and get things done.We also can’t overlook how machines are replacing jobs we as humans have been operating for decades.Also mobile devices has been improving in a significant way and we can say the world is in our grasp in a single device .There is nothing we cannot do with this single device

    1. I couldn’t agree more.

  55. ToSixGG says:

    “The smart device is no longer a general communication tool, it is a powerful computer with abilities ranging from texting, internet access, advanced artificial intelligence, and external smart device integration.” – very very true!
    The evolution of smart phones is just beginning, and within the next few years smart phones can become the unimaginable. As mentioned in the article, the ability to take medical scans, blood sample, retina scans, using a phone is the TRUE meaning of EVOLUTION! I can’t wait to see where our future will be headed.

    1. davidjones says:

      I completely agree with you.Its not just a device but has become a part and parcel of our daily life

  56. ermauro says:

    Technology is crucial for our society in the 21st century. Its fast pace evolution has brought such great products in the market. If it continues evolving at this rate we are going to see such great advances in every sector. As the article suggested Artificial intelligence is a big one. If done ethically right we can have mainstream electrical vehicles and automation across every sector. Moreover, smart devices turned into intelligent medical tools that can help us live a healthier life.

    1. ToSixGG says:

      I agree! For smart phones to be turned into intelligent medical tools can be so much more efficient in terms of healthcare, making a healthier and easier life.

      1. imagine if we could create proper health apps one day that could diagnose health conditions and send alerts to the hospital. People say phones are sending us backwards but anything in life will if we use it the wrong way.

    2. KBecker says:

      I absolutely agree! The implementation of technology that can help us monitor our health is such a huge leap forward. We’ll no longer have to resort to outdated “health binders” or writing down our prescriptions in notebooks. It’ll all be at the tips of our fingers.

    3. Gregor Samsa says:

      Definitely agreed. Technology can only help us move forward and live better in this world. We can help speed up the process by understanding how each new technology can help others through analysis and trying them out.

    4. thimi_ayody says:

      I totally agree with you. The implementation of technology that can help us monitor our health is such a huge leap forward. Technology can only help us move forward and live better in this world.

  57. chazpope says:

    Technology is what it is and the demand for fast better communication is only echoed by the entertainment industry seeking improvement in music and virtual reality with more people choosing to spend their life online and connected at work, with SEO and google providing more and more a role in most peoples work and home lives.

  58. Usama Shaykh says:

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  59. Nazish Azam says:

    In this modern era, the worldwide population is utilizing web and keen on gadgets to get in
    touch with different people and also to get more information and knowledge. Innovation and technology is developing at a quicker rate and the vast majority of people are shifting to internet and online services.
    Cleartalking is such platform which encourages me altogether as a specialized essayist or technical writer since it extends my reasoning and my insight also. Cleartalking promotes Telecom related questions and answers from all over the world.There are multiple authors from various parts of the world who contribute in this plan. It is a fact that “the best way to be great in writing is by writing dependably”.
    Posting such content that are exact, updated, significant, and enlightening will in the end get the consideration of the users.

  60. LaurenBrax says:

    The importance of Technology in our society can’t be overemphasized every sector of the economy has been disrupted with technology from the way we hail taxi to disruption in our financial economy. I’m just so happy to be in this generation.

    Myself as a UI/UX and web developer I would like to use my writing skills to help new developer and tech enthusiast with the latest trends in tech.

    1. ermauro says:

      I totally agree with you. This disruption is a good thing. Technology has helped us to be more efficient and effective in our lives. Its an exciting era to be in especially for us software developers.

      1. laga12 says:

        Yes I agree too but you know it has its downside and is concerning in some areas. The further we get away from nature the worse we are off, I believe. That’s what the indigenous cultures have over the west – they are closer to spirit and to nature. In the west we go to church for an hour a week. Our minds have become rational – our intuition has become less – we need to find a balance and be in tune without becoming less human and more like machines ourselves.

  61. bhaskar says:

    In the era of information technology, Cleartalking is emerging as the panacea with respect to the technical information you need to be regarded as “updated”. Cleartalking is used by many users from different parts of the globe to share their experience with the telecom or new products. One can ask or get clarified for various queries. I am benifited a lot by writing as a technical writer. I get many information related to new technologies, smartphones, apps, etc. which eventually help me in growing in this world of competition.

  62. morgansheri says:

    with the drastic increase in technology( smart phone, apps, service providing and internet utility) the mode of doing business and running industries has greatly moved from manual to digital. Now every company wants to be represented on the internet search engine; this is not out of place because it makes them more accessible by their customers. But one of the things any company need to be represented on the internet is a great content which can only be provided by an expert writer. cleartaking has developed a lot of great writers in which I am a beneficiary; as rightly pointed out “the only way to be good in writing is by writing always”. cleartaking provides you the opportunity to be a better writer and express your expertise by writing on that technology (especially on smart phones, apps and network) and providing help by answering other people’s questions.

  63. Technology is growing at a faster rate and most people are switching to internet. Cleartalking helps me significantly as a technical writer since it expands my thinking and my knowledge as well. One is able to learn a lot from Cleartalking as it is all about technology and it provides a platform through which people share. As a technical writer I gain experience since I learn new writing skills each day and I get to interact with other writers from other countries. Cleartalking enables the world get knowledge related to Telecom as it provides question and answer. There are writers from different parts of the world who post and answer questions daily thus it keeps us posted each day.

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