1976 - Apple 1
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched the first Apple computer in April 1976.
We have came a long way in the communication technology fields. The world has shrunk (or has it?) because of the ease with which we can communicate with people around the globe.
I have been wondering whether it is such a good thing after all - this "instant messaging". It is human nature to WANT to be liked or accepted by others. But who is to say that the image or the impression which we have formed of someone via correspondence on the Internet, is based on fact? We have to trust that the people we allow into our thoughts and often are privy to our personal lives, are honorable.
Gone are the days when we have first engaged our brains before we engaged our mouths - or before we had put pen to paper???
I remember, years ago, standing with a letter in my hand (after I had rewritten it several times) and still doubling whether I should send it. It was an answer to a marriage proposal. Yes, we did eventually get married (1975), but my reluctance to send that acceptance letter should have rung the warning bells in my mind loud and clear. We eventually got divorced. A subject for a different blog perhaps -not here now.
If you are like me, I express myself much better through my poetry and have found the healing properties of not only penning poems, but also reading other poets' thoughts shared with the world.
"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean." ~ Socrates
Do you agree with Socrates' statement?
Thank you Frank H for inspiring this post with your "Do You Remember?" contest.
For those of you (like me) who like to snack while you write, here is a link to what we miss about the Good Old Days: