The Internet is the greatest invention of the 20th century. For a short time, it has become so widespread that we can no longer imagine life without the "World Wide Web". And everyone is convinced that the Internet is an undoubted blessing! However, did he not take something important away from humanity?
Everyone who has mastered the Internet cannot fail to note its beneficial effect on his life. It broadens the horizons and circle of communication, in the network you can quickly and without leaving home get new knowledge, answers to almost all questions … Yes, some things leave our lives, but is it worth regretting all of them?
Media. Namely - newspapers and magazines. The former popularity of these once popular print media is rapidly receding into the past. Who today wants to spend money (and a lot) to buy what is needed for one or two days? All the necessary information can be obtained on the monitor screen, and not just find out, but immediately discuss, find out the opinions of other people.
Should I be upset about such a "loss"? Hardly. The older generation, perhaps, will sicken with nostalgia for the old long-awaited fresh newspaper, the “smell of novelty”, the long-awaited magazine … But will they want to return the deposits of yellowed newspapers into their lives?
Reference books and encyclopedias. So whose age is irrevocably over! Bulky, multivolume, occupying almost an entire bookcase - they are now of interest only to collectors. We find any information in one second, with a few clicks of a button. And this is an undoubted convenience.
Epistolary genre. But this is really a pity … A whole generation of people has grown up who do not even know what a simple, paper letter, a postcard for the holiday, a love note is … No, convenience is undoubted - an email in a matter of seconds finds the addressee, wherever he is … But - a paper letter, written by your beloved hand, with a fingerprint, with a circled children's palm … Long-awaited, carefully preserved, in which each letter conveys the mood of the person who wrote this letter - isn't it a pity? Perhaps it's a pity … Just like live communication, we will miss it.
To abandon the achievements of our time for the sake of the old man's "but it was better before", of course, is not worth it. Nobody will do it! The main thing is that the worldwide network serves for the good, does not deprive something expensive, but relieves it unnecessary. And she also united people so that it did not work out, as in the famous poem:
Through this haze, through this grid, We barely see each other.
A voice can barely be heard through the cage, Words are disfigured.