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QOTD – Walking without crutches

Last weekend I was in Chicago. When we were looking for something for dinner we obviously asked Siri for help. I mean, what else would you do?

After approximately 10 minutes we laughed and marveled at the fact that 10 or 15 years ago this would not possible– using a cell phone to figure out where you’re going to eat dinner without calling 1 million places.

But I also commented on how Tanner 15 years ago it would not of been so difficult. That we somehow would have had the inmate skills to navigate the city and simply find dinner. Technology I decided that killed our hunter gatherer abilities.

Today I was away from my computer and has said she was not able to write this question of the day in any sense of a timely manner.

I often marvel at the fact how today’s students and teenagers can’t find their friends without text messaging. When I was in high school we had to look for each other or you know plan ahead. Make plans. Think.

*ny strange typos and grammar is a direct result of me currently dictating through my headphones into my cell phone.

QOTD – is technology a benefit, a crutch, or a handout that eliminates those old school real life skills?

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

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