The technologies involved in reading and writing advanced in a similar way: staring with the pencil and paper and slowing evolving into the use of computers for all your reading and writing needs. This advancement in technologies has made the availability of reading widely available and an increase in the ease and speed of writing. Research articles are now easy to come by and you can find thousands of articles with just the simple stroke of a few keys on the computer. When I was researching articles for my biology term paper, it was amazing how simple and easy it was to find. All I had to do was access Pubmed.com on the internet, search localization of p53, and hundreds of articles appeared on that specific topic. Writing has also become increasingly simple with the aid of technology. This entire paper was made with the use of technology. If I did not have a computer, a keyboard and the literacy to use both, it would have taken me significantly longer to write and relay my ideas.
While reading and writing transitioned to the digital world, video games have always been fixated in the digital world. To be considered literate in video games, one would need to be able to transition between systems and games and still be considered proficient. One who is literate in video games is often called a ‘gamer’. How I became literate in video games was a process that is ever expanding and needs updating or else I run the risk of become illiterate. I started with a Nintendo 64 system and am now able to use efficiently all Xbox consoles, all Playstation consoles, computers, the Wii console, handheld systems, and many others. The only way to be become literate is through hours of practice with each console and varying games. This allows you the ability to transition between anything and still be proficient since most games are based on the same general concepts