The one modern invention that has the greatest impact on young people is the keyboard, don't you agree? It has changed the way we study and socialize, basically our lifestyle, making it very different from the young people of the past. These days, I think the majority of us just can't live without the keyboard, without it, I think our fingers will itch in need to touch the keyboard! =D If you do a survey in school, I believe that more than 90% of the students touch the keyboard everyday... true?
The keyboard has changed the way us, students study. Before this, learning took place when you read of listen to your teacher teach. And when a teacher teaches, students would have to copy the notes and exercises the teacher dictates or written on the blackboard (or whiteboard). Assignments had to be presented by using drawings and writtings on cardboards and self-made books. But, after the invention of the keyboard, evreything changed! With the keyboard, a student can type away... digitally. This allows them to print their work, and usually, typed and printed work are usually much MUCH neater compared to handwritten ones. Teachers nowadays have also switched from the traditional way of teaching, to typing their lessons on the computer with the help of softwares like Microsoft Powerpoint, etc. This has made teaching and learning a much faster process.
Another area the keyboard has changed our lives is in the area of socializing! With the presence of social networking sites and the internet, young people can word their thoughts online, and this has enabled socializing at a greater level. And if you compare it to the past, where keyboards were absent, the way the people socialized was much MUCH different. In the past, socializing was just done in schools and get-togethers. It was rather limited. Once one is home, socializing stops! But, the keyboard, has changed everything.
I was trying to be witty when I wrote this. But, somehow, I think I'm talking more about the computer than the keyboard. What do you think?