Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Our world changes at a rapid pace. Before you can say bubonic plague, there's a new version of Google Chrome coming out. Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there's an almost religious moment interfering with Earth's magnetic field, caused by digital reverence. It's all about flashy things and gratification. No one really remembers that browsers were designed for porn and that phones were once used to call people. But it has not always been like that.
Back in the olden days of glory, you could go for months without getting a mail from anyone. If you wanted to avoid people, you could; you just didn't have to do anything special, finding you was difficult. Today, if you don't respond to an email quickly enough, people will think you are 1) dead 2) abducted 3) dying - and probably send a rescue party to find you. Once, you had to sweat to find information. Once, dating actually incurred a financial penalty as you had to go out and waste your time on Ugos. Not everything about advancement is inherently good. Let me tell you about five pieces of modern technology that actually made life worse.