Do you remember party lines and rotary dial phones. How about peaceful evenings and Sunday afternoons without the incessant ringing of phones and telemarketers hidden behind predictive dialers hoping to pitch things we don’t want or need?
To anyone born after 1975 it would be hard to imagine connecting in the primordial world that I was born into. Prior to the computer, the Internet and cell phone, we were getting along just fine. We relied upon face to face communication because it was the most reliable means and if that wasn’t enough we wrote a letter and eagerly awaited the response by ‘snail mail’.
They say life was simpler then, the pace far slower and yet, in hindsight I don’t recall that we were any worse off than we are today. In fact I am beginning to think something is missing today.