First there was cash, then checks and then came the plastic. Now it seems, with everything and everyone becoming digital first and technology-oriented, smartphones and apps may soon be replacing the way people in society pay for items.
BY JESSI PIERCE I can’t say that I much recall the days where there wasn’t one computer in the classroom. We began taking typing classes in middle school, prepping us on letter location on keyboards and how to not look down when punching the keys — a tool that you can imagine has come in handy as a journalist. We had number munchers and word munchers, interactive games that helped teach and the infamous Oregon Trail, too. Calculators were also a common tool and we even designed our own websites as part of a class in eighth grade.