17.01.2010 22:09 - Technology
What has technology done for us?
My Grandmother never really worked, and as a result had no pension of her own. She did what other women of her age did - married several men and outlived them, then lived off their pensions.
Sadly for her, she suffered greatly with her hip, and had a replacement, even though it was never really the same. She found it difficult to get to the shops or get round the house. Going out and having fun was something she just couldn't do any more.
Fortunately for her, technology intervened.
Thanks to technology, she could turn on the television and watch horseracing all afternoon, and fritter away her pension via a short telephone call to the bookies.
We were just glad that she pegged it before internet poker got underway.