LineLine, from Latin line, is a term with multiple uses. It is, for the geometry, of a string of dots that extends indefinitely and continuously in a single dimension. For instance: “I want you to draw a line that passes through the intersection of the two equal sides of the triangle”, “My teacher asked me to draw two parallel lines”.

A line is also a stripe appearing on any object or body: “What is that line on the kitchen cabinet?”, “Luckily it was just a brush: the accident left me only a line on the left rear door”.

It is known as a line, on the other hand, appearance physical, the figure, the physiognomy or the form, both of a human being and an object: “I’m going to do gymnastics to keep the line”, “During the holidays I lost the line before so many banquets”, “I am fascinated with the modern line of this car”.

Another use of the term line refers to the performance or to proceed that is coincident with certain beginning: “The coach again showed a line consistent with his thoughts”, “All employees must maintain a line of conduct that reflects the values ​​and principles of this company”.

The horizontal series with figures that are part of the cardboard of the bingo, the availability of a communication carried out by telephone, the group of players occupying a similar position on the field of play of certain sports, the regular service of transport that completes a certain itinerary and the gender wave class some products are also called a line.

Life online

LineThe communications They have certainly changed in the last 30 years, first with the massification of the landline phone, then with its transition to the portable world and, finally, with the arrival of the Internet. At first only a few, and especially those passionate about technology, had access to this revolution that would affect not only the computer world but to all the people, regardless of their origin, religious belief or lack thereof, age and sexual orientation.

Along with the birth of Internet the world began to learn terms like e-mail, Web Y on-line, and to give new meanings or uses to known words such as form, button Y page. Undoubtedly, chat was one of the most successful tools of the 90s and already at that time the presence of older people on the network was beginning to be noticed, probably due to linguistic and cultural interests.

The evolution of the Internet has been and continues to be remarkable, because in it two opposite trends are distinguished: a positive, in that the quantity and variety of information It has multiplied exponentially, offering more and more possibilities to those who wish to study in a self-taught way; Y a negative, referring to the fact that it has become a point of convergence for those who do not want to do anything in their lives, since it offers a multitude of activities that have as their sole purpose hang out.

In recent years, more and more devices have joined this connectivity fever and today it is rare that someone does not connect to the Internet in one way or another. We have reached an era in which it is now possible to train and work online, a situation that seemed futuristic only 15 years ago. Every day it is more evident that the world we used to know is moving slowly to net virtual.

In a way, a group of friends going to the movies can seem like a story told by our grandparents; the meeting in person is no longer necessary; at least it is not so convenient, since it leaves us less time to update our status on social networks second by second. We can always stay with our contacts to watch a movie at the same time and tweet what happens in each sequence.