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MANILA, Philippines — If you plucked one of today’s active digital natives out of this decade and into the early 1990s, no doubt he would have something to say.
To a digital native, life before the information age is starkly different. Some might prefer it, and others probably wouldn’t be able to comprehend it. Just think about it: It was only some 10 years ago when you needed to scratch the grey strip on prepaid cards to get an hour of snail-paced web surf. It was a time when people used to keep actual address books to stay updated with friends and family. And it was an era when the cellphone was considered as a business communication tool, not something for the everyday consumer. Makes you wonder how mothers contacted their kids or how friends made last minute plans with each other.
Now that we are alive and thriving in the boom of the digital age, we aren’t just enjoying faster Internet connections or brandishing fancy gadgets — we’re enjoying meaningful innovations that provide entertainment, convenience, and peace of mind to this generation.
To better illustrate life before and after the digital age, scroll below. — Rappler.com