We live in a day of instant everything. Cocoa--just pop it in the microwave! Want to get somewhere? Jump in a car or a jet and off you go. No more traveling for months just to move a few hundred miles. No washing diapers and hanging them on the line to dry even in freezing weather. Drive up to the bank--or better yet, put your paycheck on direct deposit. Send a letter and it arrives by e-mail in a few seconds. Pick up the phone and hear a voice from thousands of miles away--without even a cord. Maybe there's a few seconds delay, but that's it. It's amazing.