Remember when you corresponded with someone , you did it with paper and pen and sent it off with a stamp by the United States Postal Service? We had no idea what e-mail was.
Remember when an extra long cord was an essential attatchement to the home phone so that we could reach the stove, kitchen sink, and table while preparing a meal? We had no cordless or cell phones.
Remember when we needed to do research we went to our home library or the library at school and went through volume after volume of the newest encyclopedia for our information? We didn't have internet or search engines like Google or Yahoo.
Remember when a good book was purchased at a book store or checked out from the local library? We had never heard of E-Readers, Nooks, or Kindles.
Yes those were the "good old days". Is it possible to live today without at least one of the things that so many of our younger generation take for granted?
I have to admit, I have had a plain old cell phone for years, love my computer, search the internet and send e-mails daily, and love my Sony E-Reader. I still do and will always love the feel of a new book and the smell of new pages filled with so much information just waiting for me to read. I still buy books to read from my favorite authors.
But lately Holly has decided her Mama needed to update her electronic toys. This has meant many trips to Best Buy, Office Depot, The Apple Store, etc. searching for just the right items to bring me up to date in the world of technology.
Yea, I know some of you are laughing at me right now. So did the salesman at the store where I got my gadgets. He said, Maybe I should be explaining this to your daughter. Bet he was thinking is there still people out there as dumb as the woman? It was a fun day. Well it was for me, but I think poor Holly was so embarassed and if that wasn't enough she spent a whole day trying to teach me how to use the thing. You know this little thing lets me get on the internet, check my e-mails, look on Facebook, (yep I now have a Facebook page) another post,.(ha) play games, oh and did I mention I can actually use it to call someone?