We have come a long way!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Checkmate 260532

We have come a long way!  Do you remember the FAX machine? Actually, they are still out there, just not as prevalent as they were in the 90's.  I remember when they first came out. I was watching a show on TV that showed how you could put a document in on one side and have it come out across town on another "FAX" (aka: Facsimile machine).  I thought, Why?  Well, as we all know, that technology is quite old and antiquated. 

 So what other tech tools have fallen to the wayside?  So many.  Look at the progression of our Televisions.  What use to be a piece of furniture adoring our living room corners, are now hanging on walls in every room in the house, and offices!  

Then we have our speed of phones and computers, 2G, 3G, 4G and now we have 5G.  3G is SLOW.  Did I mention Dial Up?  Oh my, that is unheard of.  How about the Blackberry?  Blackberry is now obsolete.  That use to be the handset software of choice.  Oh, the Pager!  Ha ha, I just keep thinking of all these items that use to be technology we couldn't live without.

  • Point and shoot cameras
  • External hard drives
  • Wired head phones
  • Dash board mounted GPS

These are just a few items that come to mind.  And the future is changing faster then we can keep up with.  What does your future hold?  Keeping up with it can be a full time endeavor. 

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My name is Cindy Edwards and I am a Realtor in Tri-Cities Tennessee. We have a very successful Team concept that has something for everyone.  If you are looking to buy or sell in Johnson City, Bristol or Kingsport Tennessee, you have made the right stop here! Please visit our website that is about the Cindy Edwardssurrounding area of the Tri-Cities and helps you realize what a fantastic place this area is to live.  Tri-Cities is close to some very popular areas and boasts Mountains and lakes!

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Things sure are different Cindy. Remember watching the "Wonderful World of Color" and the family focused Disney specials on our set. See a color program at home was amazing at the time. Jeff

Dec 06, 2022 08:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Cindy and your blog should be feature here in the Rain.  We use to have a feature button that members could hit and if it got enough votes it would be features.  This one would make it.


Dec 06, 2022 08:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Cindy - the world is an interesting place.  "Must Haves" can become "Has Beens" quite quickly at times.  It can be difficult to keep pace.  

Dec 06, 2022 08:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Cindy... I'm old enough to remember mimeograph machines, when touch tone phones came in, the first electric typewriters, and the first generation of answering machines. The only constant in life is change...

Dec 06, 2022 08:37 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

As I look at my photo library, I'm so glad we have moved past film cameras. I got my first digital camera around 2000 when we were first time homeowners. I have been able to document all the before-after of the updates we've made in digital pics. Before with film, you took so relatively few shots that we do now (now we take everything on our phones!) Our whole life is journaled day by day!

Dec 06, 2022 03:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes indeed, technology has grown by leaps and bounds! I had a TV that was so heavy it took several people to move it. Now you can pick them up with one hand. Digital photography means you can take photo after photo and just delete the ones you don't like. And you can see them immediately not a week later when the photo shop has finished them. Carrying your office in your hand! Who would have thought? Streaming movies! We've definitely come a long way.

Dec 07, 2022 05:16 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Cindy- I love the devices and technology we have!!!  How would we have survived 2020 without zoom and facetime. 

Dec 10, 2022 06:52 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Cindy loved the improvement on the technology hate the Mc Donalds attitude of being a Realtor, one am, eight pm no matter when they clients expect instant response, Endre

Feb 11, 2023 09:38 PM