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How kids react to old things - technology & otherwise

Discussion in 'Found on the Net' started by rogue49, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Kids React to Typewriters


    This a great video series...showing how kids react to things from previous generations.
    Makes you laugh as you see them discovering what you did..."back then"
    :)


    There are others in various places...share what you like.
     
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  2. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass

    Location:
    Colorado
    For years, I had my daughters convinced that Dad's stereo was too old to play rap.
     
  3. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    One of my friend's sons, who is 12, asked me to explain to him what a music CD was the other day.
     
  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Actually, I liked the one where they're watching Weird Al - The Prince of Parody
    Guy's being doing the funny stuff for 40 years...just released a new album...yes, a whole album...and it went #1
    They're just seeing him for the first time...and he still stands out from the rest.

    And the one on the Rotary Phone was funny too.
    How do you text on this thing?? :confused:
     
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  5. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    These videos are all great to watch, the last one I saw was the walkman.
    My kids will definitely be familiar with typewriters as I am buying one ASAP to use for writing, just dealing with a slight financial thing first. I also suspect that I might start collecting these as well if/when I have the space and money available down the road.
     
  6. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    rotary-shirt.jpg

    I bought this t-shirt for myself. But my teenage daughter soon appropriated it, and wore it all the time.

    So I bought another one. Somehow, it ended up with her boyfriend.

    I hardly got to wear either shirt even once. But both shirts are now completely worn out.

    Apparently, in high school these days, rotary dials are very cool.
     
  7. Speed_Gibson

    Speed_Gibson Hacking the Gibson

    Location:
    Wolf 359
    My wife bought a Green Bay Packers blanket for Christmas one year which turned out be smaller than she thought when it arrived. Our then 2 year old claimed it instantly and carried it everywhere.
    Speaking of rotary phones, (this will be shocking to hear I know) I am planning on buying one of those as well at some point. A typewriter is my immediate concern and would actually be used unlike the phone. Still eyeballing that Adler J-5 Manual Typewriter only an hour or so away.
     
  8. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    1-800-900-0000 took forever to dial... ;)
     
  9. Street Pattern

    Street Pattern Very Tilted

    That's why NYC got 212 -- the quickest possible area code. Next was Los Angeles with 213 and Chicago with 312, followed by Detroit with 313.

    (For those who might not remember: the original telephone area codes all had 0 or 1 as the middle digit, and 2 through 9 as the outside digits.)
     
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  10. jerseyboy Vertical

    I just had a child and I can't wait to see his reaction to old tech when he gets older!