What's In - What's Out

Tuesday, October, 16, 2012 < Back to Blog Posts

In one of my first jobs, I had to take turns working the switchboard to give the company receptionist a break. Imagine Lily Tomlin and "one ringy-dingy!" Yes, this switchboard had plugs that I had to move from place to place to connect a call. Reminds you of the old World War II footage reels, but this was just the 70’s! To think that I'm writing this article on a tablet with a teeny tiny keyboard is astounding. Remember the thrill you felt when they first came out with self-correcting typewriters? We just didn't think it could get any better than that!

 

We've seen a lot in our life times and we aren't ancient.Predictions for future dinosaurs include answering machines. With fewer and fewer people having a "land line" anymore, your cell phone simply takes your message. Phone books? Rolodexes? Printed encyclopedias? TV’s with tubes? Take pictures and store them in your computer because printed photographs are going away.

 

Futurists predict we will no longer have road maps. Remember sitting before a big trip and poring over the map, picking out the best way to go? Now our computers tell us where to go, or we have a GPS.

 

Snail mail is hurting. The joy of waiting for a letter has given way to instant gratification of a text or email. As a high schooler I traveled to Turkey as an exchange student. I would hear from my family only once every several weeks as I waited for a letter. They couldn't really call...that would be "long distance" and you know how expensive that was! Speaking of writing a letter, Hawaii, Indiana and Ohio have officially dropped handwriting as an educational requirement, with many other states considering the same move. Will it take extra instruction at some point for someone to read an ancient article written in cursive?

 

Futurists say in the future we won't need alarm clocks or toilet paper (bidets all around), but I guarantee, no matter how many crazy changes take place, Remifemin--and the proven, safe and effective relief that it provides--will remain the same. There are just some things you don't want to change!

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