There was actually a time without email, cellphones, computers and without Facebook. Really. I was there and I’m not sure how we survived. Having the world truly at our fingertips was only in Sci Fi. Today it’s the norm.
This morning I watched my stepdaughter search for her school on Google Earth. She knows her way around a keyboard and she knows how to navigate through a website. If it wasn’t so fascinating it would be down right scary. She is only 5! When I was her age, we had 8-track tapes, she has satellite radio. Yes, years ago to connect with friends and family, we used a telephone. You know, the almost obsolete “land line.” Today we can talk on the phone while driving, waiting in line at the grocery store or even while trying on clothes in the dressing room of any given clothing store. Today we can connect with whomever we want whenever we want using whatever tool we choose. And isn’t it great?!
I have a cell phone, an IM address, more than 2 email addresses, a handful of blogs (both professional and personal), and websites, a MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn account, and the list goes on. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in such a short period of time. I’ve reconnected with highschool friends, learned how to play the djembe and shared photos and videos, I’ve made new friends, shared music and I’ve gotten job offers and made new business connections all from the confines of my living room.
Now I ask you again; how did we ever survive before email, cell phones, computers and Facebook?