I'm fairly certain that I never could have even attempted to get a degree of any kind before technology ruled the world. Evidence? The Inter Library Loan is perhaps the coolest thing ever. I am now happily in the possession of a book that really ought not to exist. Technically, it might not be technology, but I never would have even known the book even existed without another reason I couldn't hack it earlier: Online library databases. Remember card catalogs? hehe Card Catalogs!
Ok, maybe we're loosing the ability to do, ya know, actual research, but still, card catalogs?
Also, scans? PDFs? online searchable journals? digital photographs? digital number crunching? And I'm in the humanities!
Ok, I'm off to read my secret shouldn't-still-exist book