We have become a society with a click here mentality. Children used to play with dolls and toy cars, they used to play tea party and talk to their friends. Now children play on portable gaming devices, barely ever looking up. They communicate not verbally but through text messages and other instant messaging mediums.
The same is true for adults, who rely on email more than they do on face to face interactions. This means that rather than verbally communicating we would rather just type something and then click a button to send it.
And yet communication is such a vital part of our world and how it functions. There are many, many languages all over the world and to reduce them to a text message and a mouse click seems a pity. While technology has certainly taken over, there are still some things that humans are still better at.
Have you ever tried to use one of those translation computer programmes or websites? What you are trying to translate always comes out sounding ridiculous.
This is because translation is about more than just swapping this English for that French word. It is about changing the grammar and structure of the sentence, but it is also about trying to carry the meaning of the sentence as well, so that you stay true to the intention of the sentence.