I often wonder what a man like Daniel Boone would have thought about modern technology. I like to think of him being a man like myself, shirking the chance to do things automatically with machines when they could be done manually by hand. I think we’re robbed of a lot of the joy of work these days by all the machines, computers and technology.
That said, I’m sure he would have seen the practical advantages of many of the tech items we have at our disposal now. For example, had he been a businessman in this day and age, I’m sure he would have seen the value of a service like E-Focus Groups, or something like a USB backup. I myself am no technophobe, as I hope this website attests, and I believe in embracing the pragmatic wherever possible.
The other thing I think Mr Boone would have seen the sense behind is these new heat pumps! How could we live without these contraptions now? I do enjoy a good fireplace, but the sheer practicality and low expense of heat pumps makes them so worthwhile.
Hello and welcome to All Boon, a website dedicated to Daniel Boone, one of the greatest American adventurers who ever lived! In fact, according to Wikipedia, Daniel was one of the first folk heroes in American culture. According to his Wikipedia page:
Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.
All in all he is one very exciting character from history to read about. I must admit when I read about some of Boone’s exploits I wish I had been born in a different time – his life seems so much more exciting than anything that’s available to us today. I’d love to just get out into the wilderness, maybe work on a farm and drive tractors all day long. Alas, we can’t always get what we want. I enjoy working with machinery – whether it be polished concrete or roofing tiles, I’ll never feel at home in an office. I need to be working with my hands and the whir of an engine. That’s why I have so much respect for self owned and operated businesses like Local’s Choice, who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.