Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ain't Technology Grand?

Anna Grace: How old were you when you got your first (cell) phone?

Mom: Hmmmm, I was 30.

(Had a car bag phone before that....raise your hand if you remember those!)

Anna Grace: Really? How did you call people before then?

Mom: We used our phone in our house.

Anna Grace: You mean the one that plugs into the wall?

Mom: Yep. If someone was at a store and you needed something, you could not call them. They did not have a phone with them.

Anna Grace: (long pause.....open mouth, close mouth, then complete silence)

What a foreign concept for our kids who have grown up with technology.

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Growing up, I had.......

walkmans instead of i-pods

cassettes instead of CD's

VHS tapes instead of DVD's

desktops (if we were lucky) instead of laptops

VHS instead of DVR

public phones instead of cell phones

bus rides instead of cars

ovens instead of microwaves (for most of my childhood)

regular TV instead of HD

letters instead of email

phone calls instead of texts

And I could go on...and on...and on.

I'm almost afraid, but curious, to see what life will be like once my kids are thirty.

And since the oldest and youngest are thirteen years apart, I'm sure all four thirties will be very different.



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