Phelan: Some things would be easier without technology
My parents tell me that life has become so much easier since the advent of the computer. Since I don’t know what life was like before the Internet, I have to take their word for it. But I, as a millennial, see things every day that I think would be much easier without technology.
Take, for example, Facebook relationship statuses. The idea to include “single,” “in a relationship,” “it’s complicated,” or a plethora of other options has just made dating more confusing to most people.
Another way that modern-day access to technology makes life harder is through computers. My school has had a program called the Home Access Center for years. As the name implies, it allows my parents or me to access my grades from anywhere, including home, at any time. This might seem wonderful and revolutionary to some parents. “Finally! I can know if little Bobby passed his math test before little Bobby did!” But to kids, it could be used as a form of torture.
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