Are There Things Your Kids May Never Know?
Geek Dad over at Wired.com wrote a really interesting post, listing 100 things that your kids may have to read about in history books (or will they be called history Kindles?). Some things won't be missed, like the "The scream of a modem connecting" or getting lost, because "With GPS coming to more and more phones, your location is only a click away." Some of the endangered activities make us a little wistful, like "Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind," or "Looking out the window during a long drive." How about "Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment"? Solitude and time with your own thoughts are important to kids and adults alike. Makes us wonder if we are heading toward a world with too little time to reflect. How about this one: "That there was a time before reality tv." We're very sorry kids won't know about that! Times change. Can't help but hope that people will always read books and write letters, but you never know. What things do you think your kids will never know? Does it make you hopeful or worried?