STOP LIVING IN THE PAST
The world we live in looks very different from the world we grew up in, especially in the area of technology. While I sometimes moan and groan about some of the pitfalls of the internet, texting and the like, the reality is that its impact on our lives will continue to grow. There’s no turning back.
So let me tell you a very short story about something that happened in the middle school in which I teach. I was in the guidance office one day when a 6th grader came in to use the phone. This was a standard office desk phone, mounted on the wall. He was instructed to dial “9″ and then the phone number, which he did. And then… he asked… “Where’s the send button?”
This boy represents an increasing number of kids who do not have a land line in their home. They don’t know any other way. So while some of us (self included) can reminisce about using a dial phone, with a prefix based on a neighborhood (my number was WA3-1199, WA being short for Wadsworth), that’s all it is… a memory.
Oh, for the good old days…. (OMG, I sound like my parents!)