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Digital Age

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My children have no idea how life like is without computers and the internet. Really. Unlike my generation, I still know how life was without such perks. Life is different now compared during my growing up years. We did not have computers then. Today, seldom do we see households without computers and internet connection. Indeed, it is such a wired world now. I cannot imagine going back to the days when there was less of the technology we all enjoy these days.

My eldest is the most updated among my three children when it comes to digital technology; be it digital maps or newest tools. She is into online games and knowledgeable about recent trends in technology. Most of the time she does her researches for school projects online. She knows how to use the computer enough for her to use "hot keys" when navigating the computer keyboard.

I remember watching my kids tinker with computers long before they speak in complete sentences. One of them had to use both hands then to be able to control the mouse. It looked funny but that was, I think a sign how ready they were for the challenge since they were not threaten by the computer at all. More than the exposure to technology that we gave them, letting them find their way to new software, be in games or digital maps, we always let them take their time to be able to teach themselves.
Truly, it pays to start them young. Nowadays, they can spend almost all day figuring out how to find their way to new games or software. In this competitive and technology driven world of ours, it is always an edge when one knows how to deal with machines. It is always an advantage to be able to be confident about basic knowledge how the wired world works.


2 comments
  1. Heart of Rachel June 19, 2008 at 6:15 PM  

    Thanks for visiting Hailey.

    Technology has gone a long way. Kids are lucky now because they have the luxury of hi-tech products and services.

  2. Avee June 19, 2008 at 7:20 PM  

    visiting time here tonight before bed time
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