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    How far we have come



    I just wanted to start a thread where we take a look at how things have changed with in our various life times. So here I will post a few things as they where when I was born and how they are now.

    Here is the computer my parents had when I was born.


    Here be the telephone of the day


    Here be the Television of the day


    The gaming console of the day


    and last the car


    I actually do miss that car, but to be honest the modern day equivalents of it still blow it away in almost every way.

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    What my code looked like in my first comp sci class:



    First family car I remember:


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    ****, i'm old...
    Here are mine:


    'puter



    phone



    tv


    game



    and car.

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    computer
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    phone
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    tv

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    We had earlier cars, but I remember when dad bought this new. 65SS Chevelle. Mom hated driving and later traded for a Nova.

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    and the stereo

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    First bb gun. Now a collectors item.

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    Calling Pat to thread for horse and buggy, telegraph, quill pens, etc.

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    I do remember these.




    The little "chad" bin was great for pouring over siblings' heads.|


    This stuff makes me fart just thinking about it.






    Yum.





    Hello? Hello!?




    Learning to ride a bike was better back then.




    Zero tolerance? **** you!




    Everything was waaay cheaper, and you could order anything from the back of a comic book.



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    Flirting:


    Taking a girl on a date:


    School field trips:


    Being a gentleman:


    Video games:


    Business meetings:


    Going to a rave:


    Meeting her parents:


    Frat parties:


    sushi:


    lolcats:


    Gender equality:


    Vibrators:


    Haggling:


    Visiting the dentist:


    Forbidden romance:

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    BTW it looks like Vintage Computer Festivals are a thing
    https://www.facebook.com/vcfeast
    I think W. Rabbit should go and report back to us.
    http://www.vintage.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    BTW it looks like Vintage Computer Festivals are a thing
    https://www.facebook.com/vcfeast
    I think W. Rabbit should go and report back to us.
    http://www.vintage.org/
    I hate computers. Especially old ones.

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