Lynnette takes us on a little walk down technology’s memory lane—with a Bonus Challenge!
This month here on the Sweet Shoppe blog our theme is all about getting connected, and if there’s one thing that’s connected our world more than anything, it would be technology.
As a child who grew up in the Silicon Valley with a computer engineer dad, it’s hard for me to imagine a time when technology didn’t play a significant role in my life. Many a half-assembled computer joined us as a dinner guest at our table (much to my mother’s chagrin). And, I can remember even as far back as 1995 trying to explain to friends in middle school that the computers in our house were networked, long before “networked” was a common place thing.
Today on a regular basis, technology allows me to keep in touch with family and friends thousands of miles away, work from home doing what I love, and even plan my commercial-free tv watching around my schedule—thanks Tivo!
But, have you ever stopped to think about just how much technology has changed our world?
Back in 2011, I decided to scrapbook a page capturing just that. I focused primarily on the internet since it’s certainly the biggest technology change I’ve seen in my lifetime. But, you could easily create something like this documenting a much broader view of technology as well.
Isn’t it amazing to see all the little ways technology has changed our lives? I admit, creating this page at the time was eye-opening because I hadn’t really ever stopped to think about all these changes I’ve seen. And, I assure you, my list was even longer than what would fit on the page!
What’s funny is if I were to design this page now, I’m sure I’d have different ways the internet has changed my life on my list. Facebook anyone? That’s the magic of technology—it’s constantly evolving and keeping us on our toes, which is exactly why it deserves to be captured as part of our scrapbooks. How technology influences our lives is a sign of our times more than any other.
This week I’d love for you to take a moment and scrap a few of the ways technology has changed your life. You may just end up as surprised as I was to realize how lucky you are to live in our tech-lovin’ modern day world. Add your layout to your Challenge Portfolio tracking post for an extra bonus point this month! Happy scrapping!