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As a young adult, I'd roll my eyes in my parent's tales of how primitive things were if they were children and how grateful I should be that the world was so much further advanced than when they were young. I promised myself I'd never make my kids suffer through these stories that are drawn out. Now fast forward to 2010. My kids have no idea how much technology has come in the past twenty years. I can appreciate these luxuries so much more; getting grown up with no net, no mobile phones, and no text messaging. I will look at just a few of the numerous differences in communication from my childhood until today. The first and biggest technology luxury kids have today is the Internet. It has turned into a simple matter of typing a subject into a search engine and within a nanosecond; voila! All the information one could ever want is right at their fingertips, if the topic is the gestation period of a toad or lyrics to the latest Lady Gaga song. Someone growing up in the 80's would remember turning into the World Book Encyclopedia for advice. The novels were heavy and musty smelling. If students weren't lucky enough to have a place at home, they'd have the chore of visiting the library, looking through the card file, eventually locating the book with the information required. The exact same is true with various other procedures of locating data, maps and globes if you wanted to see precisely where Madagascar was. Dictionaries and Thesauruses have been the method of choice when looking for the spelling or meaning of a phrase and how to utilize it. The methods of finding data have improved from the past twenty decades and continue to advance. The next major improvement in communication technologies is th...