When an officer is summoned to the bridge, or the captain is called to the bridge, is the communication through the Console? Or is it through the ship's computer?

How does the person receive the communication? And how do they answer?

In Star Trek Enterprise they press a button to reply. In Star Trek The Next Generation they touch their badge. In Star Trek Discovery they simply talk without any physical contact with the ship.

Is there a link that explains the evolution of communication in the ship through the different series?

P.S. Sorry for the bad wording. I am still learning how to write coherently.

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    This seems like a dupe of this scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/55156/… aside from the part where you've noticed that Star Trek Discovery is a great big pile of anachronisms
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 22:21
  • @Valorum should I delete my question? Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 22:24
  • Up to you. There's a list of discrepancies here that you could (potentially) add to; scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/172890/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 22:26
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    Actually I mean "stuff that they completely mucked up because they don't give a hoot about continuity or pleasing their long-term fanbase."
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 22:35
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    Have you seen how badly current IT Companies manage to mess up the User Interface and User Experience in the name of "progress"? (And then have to roll it back) I just assume that someone decided to get rid of the "press button to talk" feature in a software update, and that at some point in the next 10 years it will cause sufficient inconvenience to enough (or important enough) people that the functionality is rolled back. (I'm sure you can think of embarrassing moments to receive a phone call when someone might be saying "yes" for unrelated reasons...) Commented Mar 19, 2019 at 8:40


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