How Technology Has Changed My Life

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Being of a certain age, I have had the curious pleasure of watching technology transform over the past fifty years. When I went to school, we found all our information in an encyclopaedia or at the library. When I went to University, I typed my assignments on an electric typewriter with a corrector ribbon. When I started work, I sent out rehearsal schedules and important announcements via fax.

I got paid in cash. I had a bank book that I took to the bank to deposit my weekly savings. Later on, I had a cheque book.

My camera was loaded with film that went to the chemist to be developed. I wrote letters to my parents when I was away from home. I had a pen-pal who lived in England. The only diet soda we had was Tab and Fresca.

These days the world has transformed. As a person who is thrilled by learning new things, I love having access to a world of information via the Internet.

With a few key strokes I can look up what year ‘Nothing Compares to You’ was a hit and even play the video clip. I can listen to podcasts on my way to work on the bus. I can see my boyfriend at the other end of a video camera no matter what country he’s in. I can publish this blog and my books without needing to ask anyone’s permission.

I am grateful technology has enriched my relationships and expanded my knowledge of the world. I am blessed to have access to a computer and the internet.


What about you? Can you remember the days before computers and smart phones?
Do you think we are worse or better off?


About KatieP

Embracing my midlife sexy while exploring modern love & relationships • Devoted to all things beautiful • Master of Arts in creative writing & non-fiction writing