I think we can all agree that computers make our lives easier. At least, whenever we're not banging on them when they're not working properly. Which is to say, most the time.
Therefore we should really avoid taking them for granted in our everyday lives. I think it's important to take a look at what life was like before computers. For some insight into the past, check out this Fark Photoshop thread on Things That Were Harder Before Computers.
(copied from Abe Vigoda's Ghost, without permission)
Spamming was a lot more difficult back then.