Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things Our Kids Won't Know has a GeekDad article, "100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About." Wifey and I have discussed this subject quite a bit because of all the changes that have occurred in the last twenty-five years, along with our more-than-usual rural upbringings. It makes me wonder -- what did our parents (and grandparents) know that we were never aware of?

Some of the knowledge lost to our kids:
  • Rotary dial televisions with no remote control. You know, the ones where the kids were the remote control.
  • 8-track cartridges (And the matchbooks required to keep them in the tape deck. - kw)
  • The scream of a modem connecting
  • Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something
  • When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch
  • Typewriters
  • CB radios
  • Remembering someone’s phone number
  • Finding books in a card catalog at the library.

It's worth checking out the other 91 items.


Anonymous said...

I recently tried to explain to my 8 yr old why keyboards aren't in alphabetical order. KW

wordkyle said...

Did you know???

Anonymous said...

I told her that it was a boys fault and that was just another good reason to stay away from boys.