I love computers, tablets, cell phones and the internet but the rapid growth of technology has me feeling old. A girl never reveals her age but take my word, I’m still fairly young.
These days teens turn on their iPad’s and macbooks to search google and wikipedia on their speedy 4G connection and copy and paste. I also recall popping in those free-trial AOL discs in the computer and waiting hours for the computer to dial up a connection. Yes, I did say dial-up.
Perhaps you remember those neon pagers that everyone carried around with a sack of quarters for the pay-phone. What ever happened to those things anyway? I guess the popularity of cell phones made them obsolete or perhaps they were all sent across the pond to London.
Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and can’t fathom living without it in my life. But I just wish it didn’t make me seem so old when speaking with the younger generation(I love the blank stare on their faces). “When I was your age I played Oregon Trail on the original Macintosh Apple computer.” These days kids have portable and wireless video games.
I’m proud of how far technology has advanced; I just wish it would slow down so we can actually enjoy it without anticipating what’s next to come.