By Vivian Conrad | Senior Center Director
I was raised in a world of hand-posted letters. Newspaper headlines landed on our doorsteps and video links existed only in the minds of science fantasy screenwriters. I’m not saying those times were better – just less technologically intimidating.
These days, information is literally available at one’s fingertips. Instead of camping out in the school library to work on research papers, students now Google whatever subject they need and global resources pop onto the computer screen. The younger generations are becoming conditioned to expect instant access to almost anything they desire. They read books on electronic notepads, watch movies on their cell phones, and shop by Internet.
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