What would life be like without t'interweb?
Or emails, or mobile phones?
So just imagine if we all woke up tomorrow and t'interweb was gone.
No sign of it what-so-ever. What would all the farcebookers do? Would they go into cold turkey? Just think of all the information that is available to us at a few touches of a button. All of it would be alot harder to access and we may have to do stuff like visit libraries and read things called books. I wonder how many people under the age of sixteen have never been in a library? I used to go in the one in my town all the time.
Do you know anyone who does not have a mobile phone?
Everyone I know has one, with the exception of my youngest two children but they are only seven and five years old so they are a little young, but virtually everyone else has one. My parents, both in their 70's, have one each, my Dad recommended the Samsung Galaxy S to me, and my Mum sends me texts and infuriates me by writing them in 'text speak'. "RU cuming 2moz?" is an example, "You're 73 years old, you know how to write properly" would be my reply.
I can remember when not so many people had mobile phones. I can remember working on a construction site and having to queue to use 'the site phone' that would be located in a little room somewhere so you could make your daily call to the office. Or if the office rang you, you would have to trudge across the site to get to the phone, only to find that they had got fed up waiting and had hung up.
These days, if you don't answer your mobile phone immediately, or return the call straight away, the caller will just ring again, and again if necessary, and be really annoyed with you for not answering promtly, asking where the hell you were, why didn't you answer, have they done something to upset you, are you ignoring them etc etc.
Emails are similar. People used to write letters of faxes. People used to expect to have to wait for a reply. But not these days, oh no, not any more. If you get an email you feel obliged to, and you are expected to reply immediately. It's even worse if you can get emails on your phone.You can't get away from the bloody things. Well you can if you switch them off, but you daren't do that in case you miss something.
They say the world is getting smaller, well it aint, we are just getting closer.............