Sunday, September 3, 2017
Was a time when you could order a book, or a tool, or a dress, from a catalog; send in the check, and a few weeks later there it would be, in your mailbox.
Or you could go to a store and shop. Money changed hands, or checks. Or credit cards.
You were a deeply involved part of the process, from start to finish. If you did the hands-on thing, you got to touch the fabric, the box, the item. Kick the tires, as it were. I still have trouble with the idea of buying clothes online, or fabric. Gotta touch it, smell it, see how it drapes. You talked to a sales person, traded information, sometimes got to the first name stage and you became friends.
Then someone invented computers.
What concerns me, is how easy it was, and how quietly it actually happened. And I do wonder, if the power goes down on that great national grid, what happens to those of us who are virtually locked into it, with automated house functions, cell phones, cars that now have computer components even in the wheels, lighting systems that do the auto dim or bright as is needed...
Does anyone else get a little apprehensive about all this?
Posted by mittens at 2:24 PM