It's easy to romanticize the good old days. But when you think about how much has changed with the advent of the internet and smartphones, missing the past becomes even easier.
A recent Reddit thread asked, "People old enough to remember life pre-Internet, what are some less obvious things you miss about that time?" The answers prove that the lack-of-information era wasn't so bad.
The Sears catalog. That was how I found out about all the cool new toys. - CatapultemHabeo
News only being on at 6pm. That was it. Now we have 6 hours of local news and 24 hours of cable news. Not being bombarded all day with "news." And when you saw "Breaking News" on the screen you knew some serious s*** went down. - Drumwife91
It used to be a lot harder to bail on things. You'd have to call the person at home and tell them yourself, or at least leave a message if you wanted to be risky. Typically if you were gonna bail you'd give at least 24 hours notice. Nowadays people can let you know they're bailing last second since you're always reachable. - jrhawk242