5 Technology Products I Cannot Live Without
We all love our gadgets. But we also remember a time when there were no gadgets. We did not have cellphones, flip cameras, or GPS devices. But now? It is hard to live without them. My work bag is ridiculously full from all of the gadgets I think I might need when I am out and about. Here are my top five. Yes, it was hard to keep the list to five.
1. My iPhone: I have owned an iPhone since they came out. I was even on the beta team. I had one before the rest of the world. I have had every model. And now, I wonder how I would make it without it. A couple of weeks ago I dropped my iPhone in a puddle and almost lost it. How did we make it without cellphones? They do so much for us now. Imagine if we had to go and find a pay phone to make a call in an emergency. Or, try to find your family in the shopping mall when you get separated.
2. My Laptop: Wow! I cannot believe there was a time when we had no laptops. Being tied down to a desk now is the pits. I love the freedom of being able to roam from room to room in my home with my laptop based on what I am doing. Relaxing on the couch by the fireplace while typing a couple of posts is heaven.
3. High Speed Internet: I remember when I had a 9600 baud modem. I would click “Connect” to get on to AOL, then leave the room to get a drink. I would hear “Brrr Wooo Brrrrriiinnng” from the other room telling me that my modem was dialing into the system. And once on? Boy was it slow! And 9600 baud was the fastest at the time! Imagine using a 1200 baud. Yawn!
4. Hand Held Camcorder (no tape needed!): This includes your cell phone, Flip, JVC Camcorder, etc. Now, it is awesome to always be able to catch a special moment with the kids. Think of all the things that we missed back in a day. And, think about how many things would not be documented on YouTube right now.
5. My Dishwasher: Because I do not like washing dishes one bit, I love the dishwasher. Now, if only I could find something that would automatically put the clean dishes up and reload it for me.
I have two questions for you. What are some of your favorite modern products? And what is one of your favorite memories of old school technology?