A fly in the ointment

once upon a time

a mere decade ago

eye to eye, face to face

the kitchen table

a gathering place

back to our roots

life à la carte

simpler times

memories of yonder

no selfies no bot chats!

no artificial intelligence

where is Alexa?

Can I google it?

questions for the ages

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #124


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41 replies

  1. Yes, it was so easy and different in those days.

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  2. I enjoyed encyclopedias, Microfiche and paper maps. There may be a need for them again, if things go “poof” for a time.

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  3. Nice take on the prompt Eugenia 😊

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  4. Face to face is always much better. Technology has taken over the days.

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  5. Yep, I remember the days of using encyclopedias. Today many of these kids don’t even know that there are paper books. Sometimes I think it would be nice to go back to those days. But I’d miss my laptop. LOL

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  6. Alexa who? Does not stay in this neighborhood 😀😀 Would have been the response in those days 😀

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  7. Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:

    A fly in the ointment ….. by Eugenia

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  8. Simpler times Eugenia, thank you for the wonderful reminder.

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  9. perhaps
    but why bother to do so?

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  10. This is wonderful Eugenia! I miss those old days! 🙂

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  11. Reminder of better times for a lot of us. Very nice Eugenia

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  12. So many things have passed out of usefulness and more are forever following them. I’m wondering how long it is going to take to get to old ladies…..

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  13. I also thing we were much kinder then. Well done as always.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Eugenia. Big hug. ♥

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  14. Love it and sharing. ❤ Well done!

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  15. I find this Brave New World frightening.

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