As I try to think back to a time (which really wasn't that long ago) when I didn't always have a phone or electronic device in my hand- it really is almost hard to remember.
My generation (I will be 32 this year) is quite a unique one.
I remember when we got our first VCR (that is the thing that plays tapes that have shows-what we had before DVD's- just in case you have no clue like my own kids). I remember in kindergarten going up and booting up the Commodore 64- Command C- you would always first type to get it to do anything. And then as a teenager we got Internet. Everyone knew when you got on-line as the horrible screeching of the dial-up was loud enough to wake the neighbors. I bought myself my first cell phone at the end of my freshmen year of college- yes not high school- college! It was a pretty advanced flip phone that you would pull the antennae up when you were on a call- similar to this one
Basically as a child and really for over half of my life technology was a very minimal part of my life.
Now my children- they won't remember a day without computers, iPads and cell phones (and no- none of my children have their own phone). It is just part of their world- as is Facebook for teenagers now days. I don't know how many times I have found myself saying I am so glad Facebook didn't exist when I was a teen; with my track record of very short high school relationships, I would always be ping-ponging back and forth between "in a relationship" and "single". I had enough drama without having to worry about what to set my relationship status to.
So I find myself, along with those close to my age in an interesting place. A place where we can remember what it was like without it-- but young enough that it started to play a major roll in our lives while we were still young (early 20's).
Obviously I love and embrace technology. I am a blogger and I
Sorry started twitching there.
I think I'll stick with what we've got.
********************Since it is Tuesday I am linking up with some other great Tuesday meme's. IA and Shawn's Talk to Us Tuesday and Stacy Uncorked's Random Tuesday