If I had to choose only one modern technology to have (i.e. television, phone, microwave, computer/Internet, etc), it would be _________.
Wow. Well, I think I'd have to say the Internet, because how on Earth would I get through my days? And what would I do without the bloggy world? And along with that, I met most of (well, maybe ALL) my NC friends via the Internet, and I maintain friendships with people I have never met through the Internet, as well. And we're talking long-term friendships here (you Divas know who you are!) Long-term that are turning into life-long.
We couldn't maintain those the way we do without the web. Via phone? Unlikely. How could we all talk at once? Oh, and we actually MET through the Internet, so there's the answer in a nutshell. It's the easiest way to stay connected with the world I don't live in daily, whether that is a world of family and friends back home (NY) or my community at large here (NC) or, well, pretty much anyone and everyone in my life of any importance.
The only person I can't e-mail is my Dad. He's not a computer person, but I do even get to see and talk to him through Skype. So there you have it. That works for me. Heck, when I told my parents I was pregnant it was through our webcam on Skype! I wanted to be able to see their faces and hear their voices, so it was the best way for hubby and I to do just that.
Anyway, that's my thought on the matter. Can you tell how addicted to being online I am? No -- well, ask anyone who knows me. They'll fill you in.