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Post by jaded on Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:35 pm

Ya know I made a post about technology booming. List the things that have been made since you were born. It really does show your age ya know?

I'll start: video games. I had a coleco vision in high school lmao
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Post by Nucky on Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:39 pm

We didn't have our first VCR until I was about 10 years old, and we got our first CD player when I was 13 years old. Our first computer was an Apple IIc.

I had ColecoVision too Shell!

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Post by jaded on Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:40 pm

Remember hitting that ball over & over back & forth with that line thing lmao?????????

I was in high school when we got our VCR. I thought we were all that, let me tell ya.
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Post by Rivershine on Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:35 pm

I had an atari. Tried to play asteroids but sucked at it. lol And pong. Who can forget the excitement of.. Pong. Neutral

I remember having a light Bright. Those little plastic pegs got everywhere!
I remember when my folks got cable and Mtv first came on the air. Remember when Mtv used to play music videos? lol
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Post by jaded on Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:43 pm

HEADBANGERS BALL
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Post by Rivershine on Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:57 pm

seashell wrote:HEADBANGERS BALL

Aaaah..memories. headbang
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Post by Nucky on Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:20 pm

I had Speak & Math, and Speak & Read.

At the time they came out (1981 or so), speech synthesis technology was still considered science-fiction. It was so cool.

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Post by jaded on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:56 pm

Erik I thought I was the cats meow because I had a cassette player rotflmao..God I miss being a kid
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Post by Wabun Wind on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:35 am

The first night of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Evita" in Prince Edward Theater in London.
Before I was eating out with my parents in Pizza Hut *lol*.
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Post by edie on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:47 am

it was a privlage to have a 4 inch black and white radio/tv at 10 years old.
and reg nintendo and sega was the "in" game console of choice.
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Post by BlueTopaz on Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:33 am

I had a brand new transistor radio when I was about 10. Saw the same thing in an antique store the other day. Shocked

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Post by Pixie1970 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm

I used to have a portable tape recorder and a portable radio and I used to record the Top 40 charts on a Sunday by pushing them together. Was great...I used to hear my Mum shouting " I WILL NOT TELL YOU TO GET DOWN HERE FOR YOUR TEA AGAIN" on the playback! lol!
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Post by BlueTopaz on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:46 pm

Pixie1970 wrote:I used to have a portable tape recorder and a portable radio and I used to record the Top 40 charts on a Sunday by pushing them together. Was great...I used to hear my Mum shouting " I WILL NOT TELL YOU TO GET DOWN HERE FOR YOUR TEA AGAIN" on the playback! lol!

OMG, that is hilarious.

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Post by jaded on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:56 pm

Cable television! We only got ABC,NBC, and CBC until I was a Sophomore.

Oh & TV remotes. My Dad used to make me stand while commercials were playing to see what was on. I was his official channel turner. lol!
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Post by jaded on Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:56 pm

annnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddddddd
Remember Jelly Shoes?
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Post by BlueTopaz on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:53 pm

to me, those seem like just a few years ago, lol.

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Post by Alethia on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:19 pm

Pixie1970 wrote:I used to have a portable tape recorder and a portable radio and I used to record the Top 40 charts on a Sunday by pushing them together. Was great...I used to hear my Mum shouting " I WILL NOT TELL YOU TO GET DOWN HERE FOR YOUR TEA AGAIN" on the playback! lol!

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Post by Little Sister on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:12 pm

My brother and I used to tease my mother about whether she had to carry stone tablets and chisels to school, or if they had advanced to papyrus in her day. My parents did use inkwells in schools - something that had disappeared by the time I started. But hey, my kids will never know the joy of sniffing a freshly printed purple-inked paper from the school's ditto machine. Nor, will they remember how important it was not to rub your white sleeved shirt on the carbon copy paper.

Hate to say it, but I can remember the days before pantyhose. Girls attached their stockings to a garter belt or girdle. My grandmother always wore a foundation (like a corset) which she come to the big city to have fitted. In gym class we wore one piece blue bloomers. And I remember beehive hairdos and teasing combs.

Today, NPR had a story on Polaroid, and I remember being very excited about my first Swinger camera, which printed instantly, and we simply applied developer to the photo. Woo Hoo!
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Post by BlueTopaz on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:44 pm

oh, the smell of the mimeograph machine. You attached a special paper to a drum and spun it around.

And I remember people having to wear garters. When I was old enough to wear nylons they just came out with pantyhose.
Does anyone remember dress shields? Those were weird.

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Post by jaded on Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:02 am

Sorry ladies before my time. LOLOLOL! J/k. I had to wear those damn leotards in the winter. You know those thick ugly things where the crotch is always at your knees?

The desks in my Grade School still had the hole where the ink well went. They were wooden.

At home we had a projector thing came form the Sears catalog. Daddy would put comic strip pictures under it & put them on the wall at night to read them to us. lol! No sound, no movement just silly old pictures. We thought it was the cats meow too.

Did any of you have to wear those ugly rubber boots with the buckles up the front of them over you shoes when it rained? I hated those ugly things.

Oh & my bike had a basket on the front of it. lol! What a dork. I don't even think they make those flowered baskets anymore.
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Post by Little Sister on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:13 pm

BlueTopaz wrote:Does anyone remember dress shields? Those were weird.

Yes, I actually liked dress shields, because they prevented your clothes from that unsightly yellow underarm stain caused by anti-perspirants.

Yes, my college, actually had a computer, but it took up one very large room. And I still have a slide rule, thought I don't remember how to use it.

Does anyone else remember floppy disks, and I mean those large, really floppy floppies?
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Post by Luna on Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:04 pm

Hehe yes I remember our first computer had cassettes actually.!! LOL!! And then those huge floppy floppies. Wink
I had a bike with a banana seat and a basket! It was a Strawberry Shortcake bike and I thought it was the best thing in the whole world when I was eight years old hehe.
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Post by Pixie1970 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:44 am

BlueTopaz wrote:
Does anyone remember dress shields? Those were weird.

They are still available! My mate got me some Extra Happy I sweat ( a lot) LOL so she got me some..trouble was I couldn't decide which top to stitch them into...so I stuffed them in me bra instead!

Note to all fellow sweaties.....use man pit spray! Works for me! thumbsup

Today, NPR had a story on Polaroid, and I remember being very excited about my first Swinger camera,


LOL Hester.....you will have to explain this one too me as in England "Swinger" may have a different meaning! big grin

I can remember the days before tv remotes were invented...we had one....ME! Laughing and rolling
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Post by BlueTopaz on Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:15 am

Pixie, LOL
the dress shields we had looked like a harness. You put it on over your bra and there were little elastic strings that went over your upper arms. That way you could wear them daily with everything. They were weird let me tell you.

And yeah, how did we ever live without remotes to the TV (and stereo, and everything else)? But then again we only had 5 channels, so there wasn't that much surfing, lol.

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Post by jaded on Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:09 am

LOLOL Pixie. I have never been very well endowed in the breast area.

Ohhh another wonderful invention...all of these bras that have more boobs in them hanging on the hook than I have on my chest. I would have killed for one of those in high school. lol!
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Post by Pixie1970 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:53 am

Hehehe

I had boobs at high school ( we not talking Jordan/Katie Price) exactly BUT was enough for self conscious me to hide them beneath layers of uniform. I donated them to a good cause when I was 17 ( I breast fed my baby son and he was still hanging off them 6 months later)! big grin The day I discovered Wonderbra I let out an almighty WHOOP! Cus I had a clevage again! Extra Happy Was delerious when I found the gel filled bras ( was always slightly concerned about springing a leak) but am still wearing one years later and it's not happened yet! Wink

Basically, If you've got it, flaunt it. If you aint got it, fake it! thumbsup

To the inventor of the Wonderbra.....I salute thee! cheers
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Post by Little Sister on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:16 pm

Pixie1970 wrote:
LOL Hester.....you will have to explain this one too me as in England "Swinger" may have a different meaning! big grin

Laughing I suppose it does leave something to the imagination, doesn't it? Here's a photo of my Swinger.
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Post by jaded on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:27 pm

LOL! I have one of those of my dads........
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Post by altair1913 on Sat May 08, 2010 3:41 pm

...gameboy color...
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Post by Spock on Mon May 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Pong, the first video game, came out when I was a teenager.

B&W TV was normal when I was very young. There was no point in owning a color tv, since there wasn't anything being broadcast in color.

I was in college, when, in Math Lab, the teacher wheeled in, on a large cart, something he called a calculator. It was about the size of a full size copy machine now. Up until then, all we had for such things was a slide rule. We all stood around the calculator, while the teacher entered 2 times 4 and watched as the answer 8 came up ... and we all went .... ooooooohh.

My first large computer project in college (about 1971) required me to do hours of work on a keypunch machine, and took a whole box of keypunch cards. It made a calender, one page per month. The computer, which took up a whole room, could not run the whole program at one time.

I got my first transistor radio about 1960 about 5 years after they first came out. They only got AM back then.

My first toy that I can remember was a Howdy Doody puppet, back when Howdy, Clarabelle, and Buffalo Bob were still on TV.

When Leave it to Beaver was on TV (not reruns), I was Beaver's age.

I was already a teenager when the Beatles first became known.

Guess I'm pretty old.

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