43 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 7/19/18

  1. I remember no having a computer, not having an answering machine, not having call waiting, not having a cell phone.
    When you went to the library for information and called your friends 100 times until they picked up.
    The world seemed more pure then. Maybe that’s just an illusion but I know kids weren’t having surgery to fix the tendons in their thumbs (told to us by our daughter’s pediatrician which is why our daughter got no phone until she drove at 16) from texting so much

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      • I have no rose colored glasses. I hated that time in my life more than anything any one could ever imagine. I simply remember the simplicity of it and how if social media were involved in the gossip of my life back then then I’d most likely not be here. I have a few little things I look back on and think I wish were still the same. Not having cell phones would definitely be one of them.

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  2. Yup. I actually worked in a bookstore when the internet came into being. Had no idea the “internet” and the “world wide web” were the same thing. LOL I am also grateful I did most of my stupid stuff before it came into being.

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  3. At the age of 49, I do indeed remember the days prior to the internet.

    I recall sitting in the school library with nothing to distract me, other than the occasional fellow student or member of staff entering the room.

    While the internet has brought good things, for instance the ability to form friendships with greater facility with those located elsewhere in the world, it has also caused (or perhaps made worse) existing problems such as social isolation (people can have lotes of “online” friends while having few (if any) true friends in the real world.


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  4. Yes, going to the library and using the card file to find books at the library. Spending hours outdoors in the winter playing. A dial phone that was wired into the wall with 7 families sharing the same phone line!

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  5. Oh yes…clearly. It was pretty awesome too. I’m not going to sit here and say I would prefer it because there are so many advantages to having it, but I am glad that I didn’t have my first computer until I was 27.

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  6. Yes. I held out having it in our home until my kids absolutely had to have it for their school work. I’m glad we have the technology,, but I somehow feel fortunate that I remember those days without cell phones and the internet. Maybe it is the same for every generation to remember with fondness whatever their version of “simpler times” were.

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