The Misadventures of Quinxy truths, lies, and everything in between!

5Nov/120

I Remember When…

You know you are getting older when the present differs so greatly from the past...  Here are some things that were once quite familiar to me...

I remember rotary dial phones, the days before VCRs (when classrooms used film projectors), when video games in no way resembled real life, when a soda cost $0.25, when a phone call cost $0.10, and when 5 1/4" floppy disks were the new and exciting thing (replacing audio cassettes for loading programs on a home computer).  I also remember when our TVs were black and white, 8 track tape players were in cars, when the first portable audio cassette players came out, when the CD-ROM was the new hot thing, when answering machines suddenly became available to the masses, when the fax machine came along, and much more stuff that is now irrelevant or nearly so.   Worse yet, this isn't stuff I remember as a 5 year old, this was the way it was when I was 9 ~ 12 years old and older...

And now we've got the Internet, cell phones, GPS, flying cars, hover boards, time travel, and...  well, some of those things anyway.

^ Quinxy

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