Monday, October 8, 2007

Things I will talk about when I am old

When I was a kid, I loved listening to my grandmother tell stories from her childhood. I was completely fascinated by the fact that she lived on a farm, used an outhouse, and listened to the radio instead of watching TV.

Its strange, but I have already seen lots of technology come and go during my life time. When I am old, I will be telling my grandchildren about...

Rotary phones



Atari

Record players

Tape playersVCRsType Writer





But the thing my grandchildren (and probably my children too) will think is the most biazzare, is the fact that we did not own a computer when I was a kid. In fact, I didn't know anyone who owned a computer. Until high school, I never used a computer to complete school work, do research, or write to my friends.

9 comments:

Misguided Mommy said...

i loooved burger time on atari!

Eva said...

Wow, you're right about the computer. I still remember the day we got one. I must have been in middle or high school. I recall how hard it was to learn to click the mouse. How things have changed!

Suz said...

You guys are younger than I am! I still have the Mac Plus I bought in Sophmore year of college. My first computer, it cost 2k and had no hard drive.

Dooneybug said...

And what's really weird is that I didn't even use or know what the "internet" was until 1997 - just 10 years ago!!!

Rachel said...

Oh that took me back to the good old days. What about Frogger?

Eva said...

I think I'm the same age as Suz. My mother worked in computers but it was a HUGE ROOM with the equivalent of one PC today, plus it had to be like 50 degrees or it blew up. My first year of college I wrote papers on a typewriter, and after that, I used MACs in the computer room (no hard drives) but they always had viruses and lost my papers.

Anth said...

Wooooah! You are old! Ha ha I remember going to typing practice in 2nd grade on old school computers - black screens with green letters. Maybe my elementary school was very tech-savvy? (Doubtful, as it was in west Texas.)

The law firm I used to work at before Baby E was born still used typewriters for typing labels. Naturally half the staff couldn't be bothered to learn how to PRINT labels from their computers.

Em said...

How true! Great post!

Lainey-Paney said...

i will tell my kids about those things too!