How things have changed

How things have changed

Summary: We all know that IT has pervaded our work and social lives, and the times have changed. But I don't remember having felt any abrupt changes; in fact, I think we gradually eased into today's "information age".

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We all know that IT has pervaded our work and social lives, and the times have changed. But I don't remember having felt any abrupt changes; in fact, I think we gradually eased into today's "information age".

But some months ago, I felt this "change" for the first time whilst browsing one of my five-year-old niece's school books. Amidst the pages of illustrations of animals and fruits, was an illustration of a computer system, complete with a keyboard, a monitor and a mouse. It even had the words "central processing unit" and a brief explanation of what a CPU does.

Gosh, I was stunned. Indeed, these are different times. If memory serves me right, I was introduced to IT when I was 18 and not five years old! Have you noticed or felt this technology change in your family life?

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

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  • I read with interest your latest article, and one thing definitely struck me. My 4-year-old daughter is so used to her Daddy's Tablet PC, she wonders why sometimes she cannot use her finger and point at the computer screen and things happen! She is also so savvy at navigating the Sesame Street website and knows that almost all her favourite cartoon characters have a website she can go to! Times have really changed.
    anonymous