10 things we used to do before the advent of technology

In this post, we're taking a trip down memory lane to mention things that were once seen as everyday rituals but are not a part of our lives anymore due to technology. We are sure you used to do and love some of them!

Does this list make you sad, or are you happy with the way technology changes our lives? Let's discuss it in the comments!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Raymond Cardona
A. Lot of elementary school students don’t even learn cursive writing as it’s not really needed in this digital age. Bonnie
Dec 27, 2020 4:28PM
Jennifer Dyster
Raymond Cardona, You retain more if you take notes by hand than when you use a keyboard . If you learn cursive this is easier than printing. There is not enough support at school for the practice for it to continue but families who insist at home do give their kids an advantage. Digital fluency encourages cut and paste plagiarism and only tertiary institutions can afford adequate software to detect this. All technological advances involve negatives as well as positives. Nothing new! I cant grip a pen for long so I love the keyboard. To internalise info I do a lot of oral work now in place of writing .
Jan 26, 2021 3:06AM
Janis Woolsey
I think it's so sad.....
Jan 4, 2021 4:51PM
Elaine Bauer
Some of these make me sad; especially the letter writing😢
Jan 2, 2021 5:33PM
All the old ways we were glad to see "improved" now we long for many of the "outdated" techniques. Now we want our privacy and freedom of speech back most of all!!
Jan 2, 2021 4:19PM
Tanya Yaksich
I still write letters, take cuttings from newspapers and print photos. There is nothing nicer than sitting down with young family members pouring over a photo album.
Jan 1, 2021 5:42PM
I miss all those thing we use to do, but anyway i still do many of them
Dec 31, 2020 3:53PM
Johnny Rock
With the exception of telephone booths I still do everything on this list today.
Dec 31, 2020 2:00AM
Chriss Crockford
I still write letters & use my address book, lots of old people are not on the internet. Also I still get photos printed for albums, It’s so nice to look through them for the memories.
Dec 30, 2020 11:42AM
Judi Hanan
A couple of those things still happen. I still have an address book. And I have still seen cars sold on streets. I think it would be kind of fun, if a person has time to get out and get a last minute present. Some technology is good and some not. Still, making this busy life a lot simpler isn't too bad.
Dec 28, 2020 11:42PM
Denise Ardell
Anthony Brent, same here in NZ
Dec 28, 2020 10:45PM
Gilda Jalandoni
My mom, who was a career teacher, used to write me lengthy letters and always correct my grammar and spellings in my responses (she lived in another country). These are some of the things I miss about her.
Dec 28, 2020 2:40PM
Nickey Welsh
I have a letter written to his daughters over 100years ago. He was a Captain of a ship in the merchant navy. He wrote it all in verse, talking about the crew going to Peru to collect coal and how board they all got on the long, long journey stuck on the ship.
Dec 28, 2020 12:36PM
Maryagnes Kuehmichel
Maybe back then was better for interpersonal communication?
Dec 28, 2020 10:10AM
I think a handwritten note is a lot more personal.
Dec 28, 2020 8:57AM
Andy Andrews
Still do ALL of that stuff. Refusing to join the 21st century - It's not a very friendly place.
Dec 28, 2020 6:37AM

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