If only computers had been around when I was young.

Greece
October 19, 2015 2:33pm CST
I grew up when desks had inkpots and everything was written in notebooks. We were reliant on good teachers and the local library for our education in those days. If only I could have had quick resources for my homework, my questions and to make up for second rate teachers on so many subjects. Sex was a taboo subject even in the biology class, we learned nothing the easy way in those days. Like so many great inventions even computers are misused by some but for healthy minded young people computers are an asset they should not take for granted.
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@jaboUK (49995)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 15
The danger is that children stay in front of their computers instead of getting out and playing in the fresh air.
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
I couldn't agree more, Jabo and I am afraid they will pay for this in later life.
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@cahaya1983 (7989)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 15
I'm an 80's baby and I've always admired how the older generation managed to do so many things and enjoy quality time without computers and gadgets. It's appalling to see people's addiction to technology these days.
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
We did not talk about quality time in those days, that may be a significant way of describing life without all these gadgets.
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@JustEm (23)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
19 Oct 15
I'm actually glad we grew up without, because if technology suddenly went off I would still know what to do without it..
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
Pens,papers and books would suddenly rise in popularity that's for sure.
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@JustEm (23)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
20 Oct 15
It would be nice to see whether the generation of today could actually do without technology @41CombedaleRoad
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
@JustEm I think they may have problems with spelling and writing.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
like all schtuff, in moderation. i dunno, these young'uns comin' up in school these days scare the heck outta me. without the access to look schtuff up constant, their brains seem quite empty 's they tend to retain nothin'.
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@allknowing (55080)
• India
20 Oct 15
While there is the benefit of gaining knowledge we tend to be more in the virtual world than in the real one.
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
That is the danger of course and we are just beginning to see that in the rise of violence in both the virtual and the real world.
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@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
Indeed for healthy minded people computer is a big, big asset. This is very helpful with its capacity to provide unlimited supply of knowledge. However, some just spoil this benefit and would rather just misuse computer. If only computer can be screened to remove all the dirty and bad things , then this would be the best invention of all.
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
It is not the computer that needs the dirty things removed, it's the minds of the people that want to read these kinds of things that need cleaning up.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
19 Oct 15
I heard the saying, something like, "it is good that i didn't have a mobile with camera when i was 7, otherwise the world would have known so many stupid things about me"
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• Greece
20 Oct 15
Unfortunately it has taken young people a while to catch on to this.
@rhpinc (1149)
• Santa Barbara, California
20 Oct 15
As a young adult computers were just coming round, in my late 20's is when I got hooked, and as i became my early 30's it has grown so much :)
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• United States
2 Feb 16
Perhaps computers in your day might have been helping I getting information more readily but I feel, from observing how smart my mom is, that having to go and search for answers, discussions, perceptions of others on subjects, seemed more valuable then what our youth can find about subjects today as cultural bias is mainstream and attitude-changing is a mission on the internet
@marlina (60528)
• Canada
19 Oct 15
I grew up that way also.