I have a question to pose today. It came about
from a conversation I was having with a friend of my daughters. We talked about
using ultrasound to determine the gender of your unborn child and how accurate it is these days. When I mentioned that there was no such service when I had my kids the friend said, "I can't imagine not knowing! I'd go crazy!" I was a little surprised but then I considered the time when these gals were born and what they are used to having available.
These days there are so many things that are 'everyday' items that when many of us grew up were not either invented or thought of! So my question is to you...what item or service can you not imagine doing without? For many it would be the cell phone. Lots of people just can't imagine life without a computer. Yet some of us consider a TV a luxury since they weren't mass marketed when we were born.
There are very few things that are a "must" for me. But I do have a few that I truly enjoy and they weren't around when I was young. My microwave is surely one! Where it's the best for me is defrosting items for supper. Like today I thawed a beef roast, put it in the oven and it was ready after we finished a long afternoon of outside chores. And the other would likely be air conditioning! No, we don't live in a hot southern state nor in a desert type region but when it gets over 75* I'm down! With the heat pump system on the house I don't worry about
overheating. As an aside... I decided to see when heat pumps were invented and put into use and I sure got a surprise! Lord Kelvin (who was the man who came up with absolute zero and hence the Kelvin scale) came up with the theory in 1852. And a gentleman named Peter Ritter von Rittinger built and rant the first one in 1857. Sure took a long time to make it to the housing market.
Back to our question...what modern day service or item can you not imagine living without?
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 8/29/2010 11:14:15 PM (GMT-6)