Back to Square One

Imagine that:

A World without blogs

No computers, no world wide webs, No Ethernet or Internet.

Maybe even No Mobile Phones….

Everyone going “Off Grid”

School would have to go back to handing out exercise books – Using Paper and Pen.  They would have to have special classes in basic communication – as every child in the land tries to speak in their native tongue – and not textspeak.

Then there’s writing.  instead of the web, we would have to return to Books – No e-books, they’ve gone the way of the web.  The Textspeakers would have to adjust.  I mean, there’s no buttons to press, no shortened form – for heaven’s sake there’s characters…words..and Vowel’s…too much for the text speak generation to take in at once.

and how to really worry the tech – generation – separate the words into Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives.

Dickens, Orwell, Milne and Kipling are all turning in their graves at that stark piece of information as you read it.

And as for actually talking to one another…that hurdle is a whole new cookie to crumble.  The return of playground communication.  Games played in the schoolyard.  Jokes shared between friends.

Conversation, Shared Speech, Laughter travelling across a courtyard, Understanding and even Happiness and love.

All returning down to a break in silence brought from a breakdown in technology.

Is this Paradise? That’s your choice.

Published by inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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  1. I often wonder how us “veterans” of the older ways, would manage if we had to go back to square one. Would it be easier to teach the younger version; or are we just as stuck in these new ways as this generation.


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