Sequim information is easily found on the Internet as everyone knows, but it is amazing how far we’ve come in such a short time from print newspapers and print magazines. Most of us grew up before the Internet when print newspapers and magazines were everywhere. Remember dad reading the Sunday newspaper in his favorite chair? He held the newspaper high so you couldn’t see his face or head until he turned the page, and he would be immersed in reading the paper for an hour.
If you wanted to know the local news you either read the newspaper or you watched the local T.V. stations. It is amazing that we actually read the print newspapers for national news, too. Now any stories that are in print are out of date by the time the print dries. Now we can go on our smartphones and read the latest news events in real time. And if we want to watch cable or various Internet news channels, we can do that and be current on anything in the world in real time as it is happening.
It used to be if you wanted to look at a community like Sequim to evaluate it and to decide if you wanted to retire there, you would read magazines, subscribe to a local newspaper, visit the community many times, and talk to a lot of people. You can still do all these things, but now you can jump onto the Internet and view videos of Sequim, learn about the area through videos and blogs and online photos, and there is so much free information available on the Internet, you won’t lack information. The biggest challenge you’ll have is filtering your search results and having time to view the videos and read the articles.
I like to say that the Internet has set consumers free, because you no longer have to go through middlemen, and you don’t need a Realtor to view homes online. You’ll find that I’ve spent the last decade putting information online for you as a buyer, all free, and megabytes of it in articles, videos, photos, and checklists, and tips, and even digital books.
I took the photo while shopping at QFC in Sequim, and it just reminded me of how dependent we used to be on hard copy magazines. Now who even buys a magazine off a shelf like this? It won’t be long, and stores will eliminate this shelving since it probably no longer is a profit center for them.
I know the Internet has its dark side, but I’m thankful for all the great information and help the Internet can be for you and me now if used properly. I hope you enjoy all the resources we put online for you.
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