By that is meant that the devices being designed and manufactured today are a lot smaller. They are in fact so small and lightweight they can simply and conveniently be slipped into a jacket pocket. When utilizing digital dictation equipment today, discretion is always possible and there is no need for fear of intimidation from respondents. Since the digital devices are a lot more convenient, and easier, to use, more professions far beyond the original conventional parties are able to make effective use of them.
Previously, it was only between the business executives and their hardworking secretaries. Word got out that the lawyers needed dictation equipment too. Good with words in the old days, the crusty journalists got to carry these devices with them too. But they were heavy. Perhaps this is why so many folks back in the day were reluctant to invest their time and money in equipment. If it was going to be a burden or inconvenience, then why bother.
Why bother making a fuss and just carry on scribbling away with pen and paper. And making plenty of mistakes along the way. Not good enough. The attitude that does nothing to promote business efficiency and good communications. But all water under the bridge now that digital technologies and portability has arrived and is here to stay. Pocket sized convenience achieving giant sized outcomes.
Every single last syllable gets recorded with a digital device. All other sound interference is blocked out. No more interruptions or disruptions. No longer the need to erase and rewind. No need to miss the bus and jump to all sorts of conclusions. Slip the device in your top left hand pocket and join so many more professions using it.