Post # 1
My local radio station did a segment this morning on things we’ll have to explain to our kids someday. Things like:
- Recording songs off the radio
- Iistening to songs a million times while trying to write down the lyrics
- Having to memorize your friends’ phone numbers, and having a phone attached to the wall by a cord
- Airplane tickets
What else are we going to have to explain?
Post # 3
Haha my fiance and I discussed just that list a couple weeks ago.
Also dirt roads
nano pets (loved those things lol)
the list goes on
Post # 4
Lisa Frank school supplies
House phones in general – because honestly I don’t know too many people anymore who have one.
and for the deaf world – TTY’s becuase we have videophones now!
Post # 5
I imagine I may have to explain to my grandchildren what an actual book is with how digital everything is, kindles and all. Books will definitely still be here for my children.
Post # 6
@kris325: windows 97
yeah, it’s pretty obvious I’m a Semi geek…
Post # 7
Going to a store to rent movies instead of streaming them instantly.
Not HAVING the internet haha
Using folded maps instead of a GPS
Post # 9
Well, I was actually going to say VHS, but we still have a VCR and all my old VHS tapes, so my kid has a treasure trove of movies so I dont have to spend a dime to get the “remastered, fantabulous, blu ray HD ultra violet space age” version.
Post # 10
How easy it was to injury yourself on one of these!
Post # 11
I love this thread!
Kids being sent home from school early because it was hot (no air conditioning in class rooms).
TV which went fuzzy (analog TV) and tiny TV sets in general.
Slide rules and log table books
Being unable to find a piece of information without doing something really hardcore like taking the bus to the city’s main library
Post # 12
I had to explain to my little sister’s friend (10 years younger) how to roll down the windows in my car since I didn’t have power windows.
Post # 13
This (it’s about 2 inches tall):
Post # 14
Only having 3 TV stations (with rabbit ears)
Black and white TV
Post # 15
Big bulky TV’s and desktop computers
And that I had a Giga Pet as a kid – not an iPod, iPhone, laptop, tablet, etc.
Post # 16
Another one: phone booths. And being sure you had the appropriate coin (or a phonecard) in your purse so you could call your parents from one.