It’s a miracle. I turned on the computer the other day and discovered I had a friend request on facebook. It turned out to be someone I had not seen since my wedding thirty seven years ago. There was a time when I would never hear from him again, but he found me on the internet.
What a world we live in. We are all only a few clicks of the computer mouse away from finding old friends, sharing our thoughts with the world, or buying a new pair of sox on line. No matter where you are, if you have the right device you can connect with the world. You can stand on the corner with a cell phone, take a photo of someone, and send it off into the air for someone to see half a world away.
Do you have a question about something? Ask Google about it and you can find an answer. Make a phone call and hold a conversation with a machine that recognizes your spoken words and answers you. Call your TV from the Mall and tell it to turn on and start recording a show so you can watch it when you get home.
Fifty years ago if you told someone you could do those things no one would have believed you. Back then the only phone you had was attached to the wall and had a dial, the only computers around would fill a small room, and we only had three chainless on our TV.