The history of hobbies is very old. Men always wanted to spend leisure time doing something he likes. With time and development of science and technology, human choice of recreation has changed. In these days, most people spend a lot of time in front of the computer and the hobbies are rapidly changing towards various use of computer. This new pastime is totally dependent on modern technology and the technology can create a chance for the hobbyist to earn money.
The most common recreation of the current young generation is playing video games. They spend hours after hours with their eyes glued to the computer monitor and play video games. The video game is one of the fastest growing technical businesses of this time for its growing number of consumers. The attraction is enormous and almost addictive. Most of these young generations do not like to read or collect stamps, instead they like to spend their time with their keyboard or PS3.
Internet is another addiction to the new generation. They spend a lot of time browsing various web sites. Building virtual network is very popular to young generation. Social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook is growing fast as a hobby. Chatting is already the most favourite hobby for many people. It is an interesting thing that, these facts are not only growing among the young generation but also to the older people.
Blogging is another modern breakthrough. It is actually writing but you can write anything you want and publish it to many blogging sites. A good writing skill may lead to fame for a blogger and become a major earning source.
Graphic software brings a whole new era to the designers. Amateur designers can practice and produce very high quality designs. These tools help the hobbyist to develop their quality, create better possibility for global expose, and earn money. Graphic software is changing the idea of classic paper and pencil drawing. The architectural or 3D designs can also can be done by using a computer.
Although photography is an old hobby, I am putting it here because modern technology has changed the whole idea of photography. The invention of modern photographic instruments makes it possible to create photos as perfect as the original scenario. Digital cameras including professional DSLR, almost replaced the classic reel based camera, and let the photographer see the photo instantly so that he can make a choice of keeping the photo.
Now photographers can go anywhere like deep sea or the highest mountain. Photo editing software allows the photographers to edit a photo easily.
Internet brings a great opportunity to the readers. Almost every book is available on the internet and many of them are free. For the rest you can just order them via internet and will get them delivered to your door step. This also helps you to get your favourite film or music.