Why the Next Ten Years of Technology Will Not Surpass Old School Technology
By Ann Elliott
Old School Methods for Today
- Know the cardinal directions of North, South, East and West. Since 2015 the US Naval Academy has required its seamen to learn how to use a sextant for celestial navigation.
- Take notes with a pencil and paper. Only do this is you want better retention of what you are learning.
- Write thank you notes by hand and mail them using a stamp. I prefer a colorful, interesting stamp. Email and texting may be faster. Nothing is as thrilling as receiving a thoughtful handwritten note by mail.
- Use electronic communication wisely. I wouldn’t want to be without it. A face to face conversation or meeting is an opportunity to read body language and facial expressions. Spies prefer face to face because it’s the most secure form of communication.
- Be comfortable doing basic multiplication and division long hand. You know like 3 x 5 = 15 or 1200 ÷ 150 = ___________.
- Drive without texting. Period.
Final ThoughtsUse the power of technology wisely. Remember to give old school methods their due respect. Both have their place in a rapidly changing world. © 2018 Ann Elliott All Rights Reserved photo credit: Robert Björkén (Hobbyfotograf) Steampunk via photopin (license)
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