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Audio-Visual Entertainment

1. Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something.
2. Super-8 movies and cine film of all kinds.
3. Playing music on an audio tape using a personal stereo. See what happens when you give a Walkman to today’s teenager.
4. The number of TV channels being a single digit. I remember it being a massive event when Britain got its fourth channel.
5. Standard-definition, CRT TVs filling up half your living room.
6. Rotary dial televisions with no remote control. You know, the ones where the kids were the remote control.
7. High-speed dubbing.
8. 8-track cartridges.
9. Vinyl records. Even today’s DJs are going laptop or CD.
10. Betamax tapes.
11. MiniDisc.
12. Laserdisc: the LP of DVD.
13. Scanning the radio dial and hearing static between stations. (Digital tuners + HD radio b0rk this concept.)
14. Shortwave radio.
15. 3-D movies meaning red-and-green glasses.
16. Watching TV when the networks say you should. Tivo and Sky+ are slowing killing this one.
17. That there was a time before ‘reality TV.’


Computers and Videogaming
18. Wires. OK, so they’re not gone yet, but it won’t be long
19. The scream of a modem connecting.
20. The buzz of a dot-matrix printer
21. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.
22. Using jumpers to set IRQs.
23. DOS.
24. Terminals accessing the mainframe.
25. Screens being just green (or orange) on black.
26. Tweaking the volume setting on your tape deck to get a computer game to load, and waiting ages for it to actually do it.
27. Daisy chaining your SCSI devices and making sure they’ve all got a different ID.
28. Counting in kilobytes.
29. Wondering if you can afford to buy a RAM upgrade.
30. Blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time.
31. Turning a PlayStation on its end to try and get a game to load.
32. Joysticks.
33. Having to delete something to make room on your hard drive.
34. Booting your computer off of a floppy disk.
35. Recording a song in a studio.


The Internet
36. NCSA Mosaic.
37. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.
38. Using a road atlas to get from A to B.
39. Doing bank business only when the bank is open.
40. Shopping only during the day, Monday to Saturday.
41. Phone books and Yellow Pages.
42. Newspapers and magazines made from dead trees.
43. Actually being able to get a domain name consisting of real words.
44. Filling out an order form by hand, putting it in an envelope and posting it.
45. Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment.
46. Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind.
47. Archie searches.
48. Gopher searches.
49. Concatenating and UUDecoding binaries from Usenet.
50. Privacy.
51. The fact that words generally don’t have num8er5 in them.
52. Correct spelling of phrases, rather than TLAs.
53. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something.
54. The time before botnets/security vulnerabilities due to always-on and always-connected PCs
55. The time before PC networks.
56. When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.


Gadgets
57. Typewriters.
58. Putting film in your camera: 35mm may have some life still, but what about APS or disk?
59. Sending that film away to be processed.
60. Having physical prints of photographs come back to you.
61. CB radios.
62. Getting lost. With GPS coming to more and more phones, your location is only a click away.
63. Rotary-dial telephones.
64. Answering machines.
65. Using a stick to point at information on a wallchart
66. Pay phones.
67. Phones with actual bells in them.
68. Fax machines.
69. Vacuum cleaners with bags in them.


Everything Else
70. Taking turns picking a radio station, or selecting a tape, for everyone to listen to during a long drive.
71. Remembering someone’s phone number.
72. Not knowing who was calling you on the phone.
73. Actually going down to a Blockbuster store to rent a movie.
74. Toys actually being suitable for the under-3s.
75. LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door.
76. Waiting for the television-network premiere to watch a movie after its run at the theater.
77. Relying on the 5-minute sport segment on the nightly news for baseball highlights.
78. Neat handwriting.
79. The days before the nanny state.
80. Starbuck being a man.
81. Han shoots first.
82. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.” But they’ve already seen episode III, so it’s no big surprise.
83. Kentucky Fried Chicken, as opposed to KFC.
84. Trig tables and log tables.
85. “Don’t know what a slide rule is for …”
86. Finding books in a card catalog at the library.
87. Swimming pools with diving boards.
88. Hershey bars in silver wrappers.
89. Sliding the paper outer wrapper off a Kit-Kat, placing it on the palm of your hand and clapping to make it bang loudly. Then sliding your finger down the silver foil to break off the first finger
90. A Marathon bar (what a Snickers used to be called in Britain).
91. Having to manually unlock a car door.
92. Writing a check.
93. Looking out the window during a long drive.
94. Roller skates, as opposed to blades.
95. Cash.
96. Libraries as a place to get books rather than a place to use the internet.
97. Spending your entire allowance at the arcade in the mall.
98. Omni Magazine
99. A physical dictionary — either for spelling or definitions.
100. When a ‘geek’ and a ‘nerd’ were one and the same.

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Quite possibly, but then again, are we not to blame for such things? If we do not teach people of the past we are doomed to make the same mistakes.. Point and Case, Windows Vista.

Granted the alternatives are there, but I digress, if we do not show the old technology we may all end up as the lazy slobs as seen in the movie WallE, which quite frankly I have no wish to become, and if we show case what we have used in the past for the mundane and entertaining, then perhaps those who have not experienced will appreciate what they now have all the more. The world today as it seem appears to have become drunk with technology...

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[quote]33. Having to delete something to make room on your hard drive.[/quote]

well actually i dont think so, i still hit this and i have a terabyte of space.

but then i blame Lib for that, he made me fill my HD up very quickly

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Not knowing who is calling you....god...
Getting lost even worse...
Waiting hours to download something O.o that's nightmare...

Ok nowdays the world simply has it's good stuff and bad stuff...

And as a today's teenager,I know what's a walkman and how to use it XD

And yes indeed I hope we will not end up like those ppl in Wall-E.I sure hope the world will change before it's too late.

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i think we're the last generation to know walkmans, oh dear

download times :) (also check my forum sig)

''Point and Case, Windows Vista.'' LOL

and i've written a few cheques, DVLA still uses them to process Driving Liscences :)

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maybe we should let all the people get FAT like in Wall-e but we should secretly train ourselves in the gym and we will be the only fittest people around... Then we can rename earth as Magicduel.. and have Mur has king of earth and separate each of the 4 parts of earth to lore root, marind bell, necro, and GG :)

MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA

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[quote name='Death Bell' date='28 July 2009 - 02:08 AM' timestamp='1248707306' post='38009']
maybe we should let all the people get FAT like in Wall-e but we should secretly train ourselves in the gym and we will be the only fittest people around... Then we can rename earth as Magicduel.. and have Mur has king of earth and separate each of the 4 parts of earth to lore root, marind bell, necro, and GG :)

MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA
[/quote]

You scare me.. and not in the good way...

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[quote name='Death Bell' date='27 July 2009 - 06:08 PM' timestamp='1248707306' post='38009']
maybe we should let all the people get FAT like in Wall-e but we should secretly train ourselves in the gym and we will be the only fittest people around... Then we can rename earth as Magicduel.. and have Mur has king of earth and separate each of the 4 parts of earth to lore root, marind bell, necro, and GG [img]http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif[/img]

MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA
[/quote]

Imagination... O.o

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[quote name='Death Bell' date='27 July 2009 - 11:32 AM' timestamp='1248712340' post='38028']
yeah i have alot of it :D
[/quote]
You forgot Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Jacks, Cap Guns....LOL

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don't forget the term "starting with a .22" heh, you get kids trying to shoot larger calibers than what adults 40+ got to shoot (if they had a gun) and it was a chain of BB+Pellet+Larger Pellet=.22 cal, now the skip it entirely...


kids are getting dumbed down, driving more reckless, being bubble-heads, no sense of proper insults, puns, good pranks, actual honor, not thinking of using a drill from Shop Class as a weapon, not doing so much major Graffiti, being (pardons to any) 'sexually' mature, while having the mental state of 2-4 years younger than what they are.

inability to controll their hormonal hissyfits, dressing more and more skimpy,(girls, generally) thinking that living minimum wage and not getting a higher lifestyle is cool (both) and 'gagsta' wearing prison clothing, (I.E clothing that constantly falls down between your ankles) getting more involved in crime of any kind, (boys more generally)

the list goes so bloody on for so long, I'd have to spend a day listing all of the odds and ends of the generations today.

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Zalabar, I cannot help but agree with, you but we must look past thier faults as, it clearly cannot be thier own, this is the age of passing blame, people become violent, we blame video games, people dress like retards we blame muscians, but people are always look in the narrowest conrows of society to pick something to blame rather then see the true cause of all of this. Yes, I of course speak of the most neferious persona ever to enter many of these influential minds homes... Bob Saget.

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LOL Oh my god! HAHA!


I was going to say, how they don't do good discipline at home or school, no... lets say... beatings, ever seen a whiffle ball paddle with them little holes in them?

but instead of plastic, make it Strong Oakwood with little strips of aluminum grooving it's surface.
care to guess where I got that idea?


kids don't get discipline over what's right or wrong, where-as their parents were treated strictly by their parents, so the kid's parents don't want to be that 'harsh'


heh, my diet of discipline includes: One Oakwood Switch.

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