Kids today don’t realise how easy they get things compared to when I was younger. So I’ve decided to do a little series on the things that are completely different now to when I was a child. Let’s start the series with the internet
If you’re an old git like me then you will remember good old dial-up internet when you had to sit and wait for it to connect before you could use it and even then it was hit and miss whether it woul work or not.
You’d set your computer up then sit whilst the lovely tones of it connected went through. Now this wasn’t an instant fix you was waiting for ages! These days kids just turn on their phone or laptop and bam! the internet is there fully working.
Oh and not to forget how super slow it was, we had none of this instant pages. If we wanted to search something it would take a good 5 minutes for the page to even think about loading!
Using the phone and the internet at the same time
I know kids, it’s crazy isn’t it how there was once a time where if somebody rang the house or picked the phone up to make a call then the internet would disconnect!
You could be in the middle of playing a game or chatting to your friends and just like that disconnected without even a tiny warning. Now a days most people don’t even have their house phones plugged in let alone worry about someone ringing and it cutting the internet off.
Us oldies remember having to sit there for an absolute age waiting for the games to load whilst crossing our fingers nobody would knock the internet off, now they can video call whilst playing a game. If we had tried to do that we may have been lucky to get 5 minutes without any form of interruption.
Already a difference
So you see kids! I’ve only started with the internet and already you have it so much easier, but I guess that’s why us oldies tend to appreciate these things a little more. Most people didn’t even have the internet at home when I was growng up at all and most of us hadn’t even heard of it until we were approaching our teens.
I have also started this series over on my tik tok account @chez_Mo5m so if you want to follow it in the very short visual 60 seconds format head on over there to have a look 🙂
Thanks for reading!