By Janet Dodrill
Then: call home collect only in emergencies – – Now: unlimited calling
Then: say goodbye to your old friends for the quarter or semester and try to contact them when you get home – – Now: Skype or text them or post to their wall on Facebook or follow them on Twitter
Then: carpool with strangers to get home for the holidays and split the gas – – Now: take a Megabus home for $5-$30
Then: buy a bunch of maps and learn your way around the college town – – Now: Use a navigator or GPS system to find your location or destination
Then: run out of gas, walk to a gas station, rent a gas can, walk back to the car, return the gas can to the station – – Now: call AAA from your car on your cell phone and let them do the rest
Then: go to the library to research every subject, idea or question; interview people – – Now: Google everything from your computer, smartphone or tablet
Anything else? There’s probably an app for it!
Do you get the idea?