We always had a telephone when I was young, whether it was a crank the handle phone, or a dial phone. I recall visiting Mother's friend, and he had a plastic dial phone. There was kind of finger handle behind it and you could pick it up and it was so light. I was very impressed.
Many people did not have telephones and 'are you on the phone' was a question often asked, meaning did you have a home telephone. I haven't used it for years, but I still have a Telstra push button phone. I used to do phone banking with it. What lovely big buttons it had and was very easy to use.
Now, as I type at the computer, with our cordless telephone sitting nearby, with its second handpiece in R's bedroom, with our smart phones lying about, with our old dinosaur laptop sitting in a drawer, as R is using our notebook computer, but wondering if we should have bought a tablet, our internet enabled tv is on. It is not connected to the internet. I will wait until it easy to do. I really don't see the need to yet, but no doubt in the future, our tv will be connected to the internet.
It must have been good to see the arrival of cars and electricity in the early 20th century, but boy, what a time I have lived through. TV had barely arrived when I was born and no one had one. Then came colour tv. Video recorders arrived, along with telephone answering machines that recorded on tape.
FM radio. I was one of the first in my town to get an FM car radio. There was only ABC Classic FM broadcasting. Now it is all about digital broadcasting and I have embraced it with lust, as I have podcasts.
I could go and and on about it but repeating myself, what a amazing time I have lived through and what amazing things that are happening now. The future cannnot be forecast, but you can safely say, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
That must almost conclude the last of unfinished posts that seemed like a good idea when I started them.