With the advent of the internet , the proliferation of mobile phones, and the rapid development
of wireless technologies, we are truly living in a digital age.
It seems like only yesterday that we were using dial-up, and that awful scream from the
modem meant that we were online at data speeds that would seem like a snail’s pace compared
to today. Not only has our internet improved, but the way our telephone system has changed in
the past decade has been nothing short of dynamic. Some of us can still remember a time when
calling someone meant he or she had to be at home in order to answer the phone. Considering
that most people carry around their phones with them, we almost don’t have an excuse for
returning our phone calls.
It’s funny how quickly this technology has changed in such a short time. These days, I
wonder how I lived before without fast internet and mobile phones, and now I am getting
impatient for new tech to come out, just so I can do my work even faster.
There are many reasons why this digital age is progressing so quickly. Perhaps we realized
that we could save several tree forests by putting documents on digital files. Maybe it is just easier
to retrieve files with the click of a mouse, rather than taking them out of a filing cabinet. Whatever
the case, the use of paper is in decline, and the need for digital memory is continually on the rise.
I’m sure that most of you have realized that there isn’t any need for a paper bill to be sent to
your house when an e-mail or text message can simply alert you to the amount that you owe.
Then, instead of writing a check, sticking it into and envelope, and sending it on its way, you can
simply go to your online bank account and pay that bill electronically. Gone are the days when
you had to sit at your desk and work out the bills with paper, checks, and pen—because you can
now pay them electronically.