We've all seen those emails racing around the Internet reminding us how things have changed over the years. Some of them are so-so, while others occasionally strike a chord and make us say: "You know, that's actually true!"
Well, the following just came my way and there were a few items that brought a wry smile to my lips...
You know you are living in 2007 when:
You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
You have a list of 100 phone numbers to reach only 10 people. And you can't remember any of the numbers. You need your cell phone directory!
You e-mail and/or IM the person who works at the desk next to you.
Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
You have five remote controls, but only one TV.
Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have for the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go get it.
When you get up in the morning you go on-line before getting your coffee.
Words like "emoticons", "google", "laptop" and "IMing" have real meaning in your life.
You're reading this, nodding and laughing.
. . . and you know exactly who you will forward this message to.
. . . and you are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
I tried to determine the author(s) of the above list to give him/her/them credit, but it's one of those messages that is now ubiquitous across the web. And then I started thinking, perhaps we could keep the original title but create our own version from the ground up. Do you have any suggestions? If so, drop me a line and I'll gather them together and – if we get enough – I'll post our Magnum Opus for all to see.
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