Boy, it's amazing how fast things change over the course of time. With technology becoming a bigger part of a person's daily life, things are changing at a faster rate than ever. I remember when I was going to school, the aggravation I would have because of all the textbooks, notebooks, and other school supplies that I would have to cram into my backpack. I would dread the extra weight on back as I would walk to school, or up the several flights of stairs once I was in the building. However, with all the new technology out there, the need for so many books is obsolete.
With the advent of laptops, iPads, and the ever so popular USB drives, all the information a child would need throughout a school year can be kept on an electronic device that weighs less than a pound. No longer do children need to worry about bringing in pencils, pens, and notebook. Everything can be typed into a computer, saved on a USB drive, then taken home and plugged into a USB hub or any other custom USB device to be worked on at a later time. Thirty pounds of textbook information can now be downloaded onto an iPad, or any other e-reader, which is a fraction of the weight. I didn't even get to enjoy any of these luxuries until I was in college.
Technology has come a long way for the younger generations. They have no more pencils, and no more books. They just have the teacher's dirty looks.