What was the world like before we became slaves to technology?

Actually, it probably sucked because there was no easy way to keep in touch with people, there was no easy way to look up knowledge on otherwise obscure subjects, and you couldn't just watch a movie whenever you felt like it. I definitely would not want to be a Luddite. Still, there are times when living a simpler life if somewhat appealing. Yesterday, due to what I believe was server maintenance, the WiFi at my house went down for several hours. As annoyed as I was, I couldn't help but think about how liberating it might have been if it had never came back. Fortunately, it did come back so I was spared from having to make any huge life decisions. Change is fun to think about but a lot less fun to actually pursue.