Yesterday's video got me thinking about our whole relationship with computer and gadgets...and how that is a relatively new thing. Right now, in my home, we have two desktop computers, one laptop, two iPads, three iPhones and an iPod. Now, of the iPhones, only two are hooked up to phone lines, the other is now relegated to act as a souped-up iPod, with music and apps for the kiddo. And one of the desktop computers is so old, it acts as a second TV, where we can watch shows via the Internet or movies via the DVD player.
Is that a lot? I don't know. It sounds like a lot when I list it out, but I also think of what we don't have -- we don't have any Wii or Xbox or anything like that, nor is there a second TV. Just one in the living room.
I see so many kids with iPads, with phones walking around NYC...it is just assumed someone, at least from ages 10 up, have a gadget or device. Then I think about when I got my first cell phone...it must have been in maybe 1995? I was 23. Growing up, we didn't have a Wii or even an Atari, and we didn't even have a home computer until I was in high school. We had a typewriter.
Crazy to think about how gadgets have changed....and how they have changed our lives. It's even crazier to think about me explaining to Kiddo I didn't have Google, let alone the Internet or email or texts or apps, when I was in school.
Do you remember a time without as many gadgets? How many does your family have? Do your kids have phones or iPads?