One day we may live in a world without newspapers and landlines. A quarter of Americans do not have a landline and report having a cell phone only. More Americans are now report getting their news from the internet than newspapers. In the fast paced global community people want the convenience of mobility and the speed of instant updates. And while these innovations serve as signs of progression in the age of modern technology there may be something amiss about the thought that future generations and even some individuals  of the current generation may never know the simple satisfaction of enjoying a cup of coffee and leisurely reading a newspaper. Future generations may never use the phrase “house phone” and may not be cognizant of a world without cell phones. What a sad day that may be. But then again, the only thing scarier than change is the idea that things may never change.

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