5 things I can’t believe I ever lived without.

1. Cellphones

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Then:

A mere 15 years ago I stubbornly held onto my house phone and refused to be one of the sheeple who carried around an annoying device where you could never escape from the interruptions of unwanted callers.   I proudly told everyone I would never lower myself to having to have a cellphone.

Now:

I’m completely dependent on my Smartphone.  I used it as a mini computer and a camera.  Texting is also infinitely more preferable to me than talking to someone on the phone. Once when I thought I lost it, I went into a panic until I found it.

2. Internet

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Then:

I remember saying this in 1994:  “It will just be a fad.”     I much preferred my old Selectric typewriter to doing anything on a computer.

Now:

How on earth did I live so long without the Internet. Losing service is like losing my eyesight.  Now that I blog, I go REALLY nuts.

3. Flat Screen TV’s

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Then:

2008:  They look like computer monitors or undersized movie screens.   No thanks.

Now:

I want one.

4. Texting

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2010:

I’m too old to text.

Now:

Much better than a phone call.

5. GPS devices

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Then:

They look so complicated,  I’d rather ask for directions.

Now:

How did I get around without one?

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3 thoughts on “5 things I can’t believe I ever lived without.

  1. A few days ago I was reading my daughter a Little Einstein’s book – something about everyday household objects making music – and the first thing was the house phone ringing. I thought “She will never be able to relate to this!”

    Her dad and I both have cell phones and will likely never get a home phone. Time to update your books, Little Einstein :).

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