What a difference three decades makes


October 20th, 2010

When I last visited London, nearly 30 years ago (yeah, I know, way too long between drinks) this was the only way to contact people back home (back home being Australia).

Now I have options, which then, would have sounded like they came straight out of a science-fiction novel. It’s easy to forget how useful these tools can be, to stay connected, and to connect, to share good and bad news, and to feel simultaneously, part of a small, select group of good friends, and the global community.

Here’s what I’ve used on this trip: my iPhone, my MacBook Air, Skype, Twitter, e-mail, Facebook, Amplify, my blog, and text messages. And also my digital camera and iPod have had a workout.

And I don’t even own an iPad – yet!

1 Comment so far

  1. David Herbert on October 29, 2010 8:26 am

    Yes. And I got nostalgic about writing a letter, stuffing the envelope and licking a stamp this morning. It’s not in the postbox yet – such hard work. How did we manage?

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