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I love technology

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I love that I can skype call my Mum, Dad and Siblings who are on the other side of the world, talk to and see them for over an hour and pay nothing for it.

I love that while talking to them I can tell them my address and they can use google maps to find it, and see what parks and things are nearby. Then use street maps to get a picture of my house and the houses on my streets.

I love that I can upload my digital photos onto facebook, add captions and tag people in them. Then friends and family back home can see the places I have been.

I love that I can send a link to my blog and my friends and family can hear about some of the things I have been up to.

I love that I can use skype, google talk, msn, etc to keep in touch with people. Help out friends/sisters with dramas from my bed in a completely different time-zone, with people who are scattered all over the world.

I love that what ever city in the world I am going to I can go to couchsurfing.org and find a group of people to hang out with for a while.

And there is sooo much more.

My Mum went to America when she was 18 and kept in touch with letters (that took ages to get home) and phone calls that cost a lot of money (so she came up with some creative ways of getting around that).

Travelling these days is so different. In some ways its so much easier, you can keep in touch with people back home and you can meet up with people from your country almost where ever you go.

Is this better?? or does it take away from the whole experience??

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Author: kelliefish13

I am a full time mum to my two children, I blog very sporadically about life and things that interest me.

2 thoughts on “I love technology

  1. I have also thought about this and I think the differences just make for a different experience, rather than a better one. I also love technology (and its corresponding cheapness and efficiency) now that we have it, even though I think people (strangers) talked to each other more when we didn’t. I remember a quote from someone (maybe Teller from Penn and Teller?) who said that one of the few things that have remained constant throughout history is that living conditions are always improving, but people think they are always getting worse, and will fondly recall ‘the good old days’. And I remember Grandma reading a letter in the paper from an old lady complaining about the spelling of ‘kids today’, and she said that when she was little old lady’s were still complaining about ‘kids today’, so some things don’t really change even though they appear to. Also, isn’t it funny how hard it is to think in terms of ‘different’ rather than better or worse? The end.

  2. Your absolutely right, there’s a great quote
    “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC – 399 BC)

    Things are always changing, and I think I am glad it is different otherwise everyone’s stories would be too similar.

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