Even though I hate the fact that my kids spend all day on the internet, I think technology has a lot of wonderful uses.
When I was a kid, we had to go to the library if we wanted the answer to a question.
Now the answers to millions of questions are right at our fingertips. When the furnace wouldn’t light, I went to the internet to troubleshoot the problem. Hundreds of people agreed that my problem was due to a faulty ignition switch. I read a number of articles and I watched several videos and it looked like an easy problem to fix on my own. I ordered a new ignition switch for my furnace from an online vendor that delivered the part the very next day. I set up my computer next to the furnace so I could watch the video and perform the same repair step by step. If I didn’t have the videos and the online guide, I certainly would have called a professional furnace repair company to handle the problem. Instead, I replaced the faulty ignition switch on my own with the help of a video I found on YouTube. The new ignition switch fixed the problem and the furnace lit right up. I left a great review online under the video and I thanked the person for uploading an informative tutorial that allowed me to save the cost of a professional repair person. The kids don’t understand how much information is readily available online. They just know it’s cool to play games on their phones.