Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Today happened to be one of those days when I was at the typewriter for a few moments. The boys are at work with me today, and Luke happened to wander over to tell me something. He was absolutely fascinated, watching the address being typed onto the envelope. Then he asked me what this machine was.
My first job out of college I worked on a typewriter. It had memory and some word processing capabilities, but it was still a typewriter. That wasn't all that long ago, was it?
My kids find it amazing that my family didn't have a microwave until I was in high school. They've already commented on the fact that when we watched movies, it was on those "cartidge/tape things". Yeah, that was videos we played in the VCR. They asked me if we had anything like Nintendo or X-Box when I was growing up. I tried to explain the joys of Atari 5200 and games like "Pitfall Harry" and "Shipwrecked", but they stare at me blankly.
All of this wasn't really that long ago (relatively speaking), but how quickly the world has changed! What about you? What seemed new to you at one time, but is now obsolete?
Posted by Jill at 12:15 PM