Monday, December 28, 2009

Things remembered

With the advent of the constant contact and the virtual world, I want to take a look at where we have been. This isn't just a nostalgic look at things, but to see what we have given up to keep up with our obsessive nature.

  • WOW used to be an interjection expressing amazement, not an acronym
  • Instant gratification meant 4-6 weeks delivery
  • Members of social communities actually knew what each other looked like
  • People actually knew how to spell and use proper grammar, and be ashamed if they didn't use both
  • Ancient meant really old, not older than 5 years
  • Blending was something that you did with food, not families

What things do you think we have lost with our modern society? And do you think this is a question that could apply to any point in time (like people in the 1910's ask what they have lost since the turn of the century, etc)?

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