My family bought our first computer in 1998. It wasn't until the year 2000 that I became socially involved in the computer. Websites like Melodramatic (my first blogging site) took up most of my time, as well as Notpopular, which is today's facebook. Then I found livejournal and aeonity. I've always been a blogger ;-)
I didn't get a cell phone till I went to high school, so communication with my friends was dealt online. Yes, the infamous Aol Instant Messenger had been my pal for countless years. When it came to homework, all my essays were typed. I'd hardly use a pen and paper, unless I was in class. After repetition, I began to type 90 WPM. Back then, it was more surprising than it is now.
Though I noticed a change in me, mentally. I have realized this again today as I wrote (not typed) a congratulations card. I can not write something without making a mistake. It could be a word, a letter, I could even miss a whole sentence I meant to write. Things are off and don't sound as good if I didn't type it.
Example: My boyfriend's mom is graduating from college tomorrow so we got her a card and I wrote what I wanted in Microsoft Word so that I could just copy it onto the card, with it being exactly how I want. Ahem. I messed up four times, COPYING what I already typed! I had to go buy a new card because I like everything to be neat. I also realize how terrible of a speller I truly am if I'm writing on paper. And I just don't know if this is a good, or bad thing.