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Are we drowning in it?

Remember travels of old when technology was limited to a reverse charge phone call? Travelling in the early 90's : oh the excitement when you received those aerogram letters; the thrill of working out the complex phone system and dialing home to chat for 10 minutes reverse charge (only to be hit with a bill amounting to the debt of a small euro nation when you got home); the colourful postcards sent to family and friends that graced the fridge and often arrived a month after you had returned home. I remember thinking we were very sophisticated when we sent messages on cassette tapes.

In 2000 things had improved and one could excitedly search out the Internet cafes to read up on hotmail for a $1/3 a minute. Today we have enough technology to set up an electronic shop. Communication is instant; blogs, emails, iBooks, phones, ipads, pods, Skype, stalkbook. Cables sneaking across the apartment as we charge up using the only euro adapter. Aaaah, perhaps a return to the old days is a good idea at least it would give you dear readers a break from the Happell blog ...

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Posted by happellfamily12 11:10 Archived in Italy

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