The Internet, web for all spiders
The best patented invention is the internet. Few things have changed the way we do things, in so little time. Internet shopping, news broadcast, chat-rooms, e-mails and blogs are so deep in our culture that it’s easy to forget that they haven’t been around long, and, not surprisingly either, they have quietly become ‘essentials’.
I typed some school work in an IBM typewriter, researching in my poor library. They looked awful in both lack of density and excess of correction fluid. In music, I was resigned to never know what the international singers were singing about. Some schoolmates had international pen-pals; my sister’s was an Indonesian who loved her local music.
The news were on TV at eight. If you missed one, they were not going to repeat everything to you during soap time. You couldn’t possibly compare prices of every insurer in the country, unless of course you befriended some mole in the industry: So, information was very much a matter of luck.
But, this new generation has it so easy! All information is on internet. It brings the globe to your home. You have Earth’s diversity at your fingertips, meaning you can discard a lot because you boast all the offers. You make more friends you have time to, because you are too busy searching for a better match. And you have a lot more to talk about too, if you research on each other’s interests. I bet my sister would end up downloading some 1989 Indonesian pop.
Submitted by: Flavia Gold