I love my computer and Internet service. I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. With my MSN Hotmail sign in that I have had for about 10 years, I can quick access to information from family and friends every single day of the year, no matter whether it’s 3AM in the morning or a holiday. I remember it was not like that when I was a kid, and it was frustrating.
There used to be a guy that I was in love with during the early eighties. We lived in different states, and as young people, calling one another long distance was not a possibility. We just could not afford it. No one had cell phones. Fifteen minutes on the phone with someone in another state cost so much, and that just wasn’t a logical thing to do when you had to pay for rent, food, transportation, clothing, etc. So, we did the best we could to stay in touch with the help of letters. Everyone called it “snail mail” back then because it would take days for your letters to reach someone.
Today things have changed a lot in the way that, you can contact someone and they will receive it within mere seconds. Things can change in minutes, much less days. And back in the days of letters, if you didn’t hear back from someone right away, you had no idea if the status of your relationship had changed or something was wrong. Today, a person can update you as to what is going on in your life pretty much as it happens. It is so much easier to have a long distance relationship these days. And I’m sad to say that the relationship I had back in the eighties didn’t make it because we could not keep in touch easily. But we have been able to connect again as friends thanks to the Internet. So, not all is lost!