Sixty-Some Days Later
A Look Back at the January 2022
It was January 4 and I submitted my post for the January 2022 AR Challenge Things We Have Lost To The Internet. As part of that event, Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES who co-hosted it with Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist mentioned a book with the same name as the challenge in his announcement post.
As I read his post, it seemed like the book that helped inspire the contest might be a good choice to add to my reading list so I reserved a copy from my local library. I proceeded with my entry even though there were reservations for the book ahead of me which would not likely arrive prior to the deadline. Last week I received it. Each chapter highlighted one of the things we once “had” way back when but have “lost” in these days since the Internet came on the scene. To say it was a page-turner might be a bit of an exaggeration but it’s a relatively quick read.
It was interesting seeing many of these “blasts from the past” gathered together. Along with some fond memories and a smile or two, it was an enjoyable read. Although I can't say there were any insights gained or lightbulb moments switched upon completing the book it's evident that "Pre-Internet" was more than a moment in time. Gone, yes, but not forgotten.