A few minutes ago, I replaced the keyboard on our laptop. Parker had pulled off over a dozen keys, making the old one nearly unusable, so we bought a replacement on Ebay for less than $20, checked YouTube for instructions on replacing the keyboard on our particular model, and I set to work. After a little initial fumbling around, it was a 5 minute job.
This is shallow, friends. This is so shallow. But where would we be without it? I’m thankful for modern technology.
Yes, today’s technology comes with a hefty price tag. It is addictive and presents temptations of every kind, but it is also a great blessing when used properly. The same could be said of food, sex and all the rest of life’s pleasures. I like computers, the internet, smartphones, and cars that beep at me when I forget to turn off the lights.
I have met so many people I never would have known, and learned so much from the internet. Our family has taken online classes in many different subjects. We have used YouTube to learn to do our own repairs on vehicles, household appliances, and electronics.
We have shopped online for items we never could have found locally. We checked online reviews before making major or even minor purchases, trying to be better stewards of our funds. We looked online for ideas for cheaper alternatives before making purchases. We have found amazing deals and found business people we wanted to support.
We have tens of thousands of digital photos of our children, friends and loved ones. We have used the internet to save, store and share them with extended family.
We use it to schedule get-togethers, plan road trips, shop for a house, spread important news, find new recipes.
The internet has presented many opportunities for income, education, and fellowship for our family. We don’t always use it wisely or well, but modern technology is a huge part of our lives, and I am thankful for it.