Thursday, September 25, 2014

Things today and when I was a kid

When I was a kid... I know we have heard this phrase from older people we know but as I am getting older myself here is a list of things that we never had when I was a kid.

1. Handheld Video Games- when I was a little girl Atari was just coming out.  So I grew up in the world of Pacman, Donkey Kong, and my personal favorite Pitfall.  Arcades were huge and were a major hangout. 

2.  Mobile Phones- when mobile phones first came out they were huge and only the wealthy had them.  Apps and internet on the phone wasn't even an option.  We had phones that were plugged into the wall with cords.

3. Computer Games- at school we had everyone's favorite game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego and we got to make pictures on the computer with some lines of code in the computer.  Yes there was no internet.  There was even a television show based on the game.  It wasn't super common to own a computer.  It was the world of the obsolete floppy disk.

4.  Toys-  we didn't have talking toys maybe the toy you had made a noise while you were playing with it.  Then Teddy Ruxpin came out and he talked to you but other than we used our imagination.

5.  TV- It was not on demand we didn't have videos whatever came on tv is whatever you watched if you missed it you missed it....Unless they did a rerun.  There wasn't a huge amount of channels and no remote.  You had to walk to the tv and change the channel.


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