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Kentucky Color: Way Back in 1970

By Billy Joe Fudge

Way back in 1970 at Lindsey Wilson College before personal computers, we actually had books from which to study.

Way back in 1970, before personal computers, pocket calculators and cell phones, we actually had to use pencils and paper to make mathematical calculations.

Way back in 1970, before Cloud and digital banking allowed us to make deposits and withdrawals using our digital devices, we had to walk in the bank to make deposits and withdrawals.

Way back in 1970, we could have hardly imagined the changes that were looming just over the horizon and I dare say that in 2023 we can hardly imagine the changes looming over the horizon. However, we are certainly more cognizant of the reality that those changes will most likely continue to diminish our humanity and personal self-sufficiency!

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Kentucky Color: Way Back in 1970

2023-02-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
A well-worn textbook, plus a deposit slip and a sheet of scratch paper, all examples of bygone skills and studies.

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