How are you reading this right now? Are you reading digitally or on paper? Either way, of course, you’re using technology– it’s just that some technologies are older than others. In the following section, we’ll learn how to talk about life before the internet. People used to do all sorts of things (hard as it is to imagine)– but we’ll need a new verb tense to talk about what they were doing. The imperfect will allow us to describe ongoing or repeated actions in the past.