Kids these days have it so easy. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the most original sentiment but that doesn’t make it any less true. The modern age is one of unparalleled luxury. No ancient king has ever lived as well as our average middle class citizens. We take so many technological advances for granted that describing them would be an act little more complicated than glaceing about any room in my house and naming what I see. That said, it wasn’t that long ago that phones weren’t supercomputers and the internet didn’t cater to literally every whim. But let’s go back a little further, to the time of our grandparents. It’s actually incredible to believe that the roaring 20’s were nearly a century ago. To showcase how things have changed let’s look at some common household appliances, then and now.
It’s hard to imagine that many of these inventions are barely over a century old. We’ve sure come a long way since then. Most of the human experience has been lived without the time-saving benefits of electrical machines. I, for one, am thrilled to be living in this age. For all its faults, at least I don’t have to manually wash my clothes or store my food in a hole in the ground.