I’m of an age that I remember when our school first got a computer and how exciting it was. I remember using a disk (that actually was floppy) to boot up a computer. I remember when cell phones came in bags.
I also remember when people were away from where you were, you most likely wrote a letter or made a relatively expensive long distance call.
Not that I haven’t embraced technology (I am writing this post on my iPad) and I will admit to a slight cell phone addiction. But most of my communication is with people in the same area, province, or at least country.
So today when I got a text from a work friend who was in China I have to admit I thought it was quite amazing that we could carry on a real-time “conversation” about who was sworn into the new federal cabinet (and about the time difference and food, because well, that’s interesting too).
I don’t consider myself THAT old, but sometimes I am still awe struck by the changes I have seen in my lifetime.