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Friday, April 25, 2008

An Old Versus Modern (Postmodern?) Friday Five


Yesterday I had two separate conversations in which people were musing about how much change is occurring. The WW II generation, of which my mom is a part, went from horse and buggy to automobiles, saw the lessening, or even the end of many diseases, went from widespread use of kerosene lamps and outhouses (in the country, and most folks were rural)) to a totally electrified and plumbed society. The fastest means of communication was a telegraph. The second conversation--gulp--was about MY generation and how much change occurred in the last half of the 20th century. The person said his 13 year old had not seen a vinyl record album until a few days before, couldn't remember a time without cell phones, and on and on.

As for the questions!

1. What modern convenience/invention could you absolutely, positively not live
without?

2. What modern convenience/invention do you wish had never seen the light of day?
Why?

3. Do you own a music-playing device older than a CD player? More than one? If
so, do you use it (them)?

4. Do you find the rapid change in our world exciting, scary, a mix...or something
else?

5. What did our forebears have that we have lost and you'd like to regain? Bonus
points if you have a suggestion of how to begin that process.

Let us know in comments if you play. Post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using the following formulation:<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>For a complete how-to, http://www.blogger.com/click.

53 comments:

  1. My play is right here. Thanks for sharing such good questions, Singing Owl!

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  2. I played at presby-opia.blogspot.com. I can't get the link to work for me.

    At any rate, I'm irredeemably pomo.

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  3. I played here Thanks, Singing Owl, this was a fun and thought-provoking Friday Five!

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  4. Blogger and I have had a little difficulty getting along today. But anyway, here's my play!

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  5. What an interesting bunch of questions! I played , showing my age, here

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  6. I played for the first time in quite a while.

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  7. I played here...

    Now off for a BUSY day filled with meetings, a funeral, and my SIL coming in for a visit...

    have a good day everyone!

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  8. ok, in the time since my computer crashed and I had to re-start it, we went from 8 to 17 comments!

    This was a GREAT friday five!

    Here's (finally) my play

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  9. I must admit that this friday five made me grumpy--I just don't like to know how out of date I am!

    www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow- this became a place for some deep thought....thanks for a great Friday 5! here is my play

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  11. I played here. I can't believe I remembered Friday Five in the morning! Yeah!

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  12. What a great Friday Five! I played here.

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  13. lovin' this one and surprised at some of my responses--thanks, singing owl!

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  14. I hear my link did not work. So I am trying again. Go HERE!

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  15. I played -- but the allergy meds are having an effect on my already technologically-challenged self, so I give up on the linking part!

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  16. I played here, and I know it's everyone's late afternoon naptime, but come visit anyway!

    Too funny...my comment verification begins with "yyy" - a question I have been asking myself a LOT lately!

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  17. The totally post modern youth pastor and child of the cassette tape rich '80s is loving the laptop F5 here.

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  18. Singing Owl this one was wonderful. Thank you!

    I played here.

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  19. Not a distinguished or inspired play but play I did, nonetheless

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  20. On my internship we took the youth group to the neighbouring community to see a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Afterward we stopped at Daity Queen and the adults were talking. One person we met there commented that his (approx 10 year old) son was overheard saying "my dad has a really big CD of this show"

    On that note, find my answers here

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  21. It's still Friday and I squeaked in my answer HERE...

    And yes... I do have a long update to put up and will try to do it tomorrow... Short answer - I'm learning. And things are OK. THANKS FOR PRAYING!

    Deb

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  22. I played here Be warned, I kinda sound like a preacher at the end

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  23. Hey it's already Saturday where you are, but I did this one. Thanks!

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  24. Oops, didn't quite make it on Friday:
    mine is here.

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  25. I'm in the top 50 posts with this but it's still Saturday

    Great questions!!

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