Too much time on the X-Box?

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  1. offeror

    offeror New Member

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    This may make you feel superior, or old, depending...

    From the Associated Press:

    High school students in a Canton, Ohio, multimedia class know their iPods, MP3 players, DVDs, and HDTV.

    But not a single one of 37 students knew what microfilm or a mimeograph is, and most thought a fuzz buster was a vacuum cleaner.

    Beta, 8-track tapes, and 45 RPM were also lost on them. One Junior asked whether Beta was a medicine.

    Most students seemed "vaguely familiar" with a rotary dial phone -- because some grandparents still have them.

    One 15-year-old guessed 45 RPM was "how fast a modem runs." After getting the correct explanation, he said, "oh, you mean those giant black disks? My parents have some in the basement."
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I can't help but think they are surely missing a whole lot more than just "something" - - -

    being many of the finer things in our lives!!!

    Those are some of the things they "should" know about. I can think of a whole lot of others I'd not expect them to know, i.e., Ediphone cylinders, Magneto/crank phones and so the list would go on. Also, my first car (Model A Roadster) could be easily "cranked" if the battery was weak!

    They haven/t lived yet.....
  3. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

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    Nice walk down memoy lane.
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    Craig New Member

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    I truly feel sorry for the kids today, they will never know what it was like growing up in the 50's & 60's.
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    OR,

    the late thrities and forties.
  6. Gunfyter

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    Yep, one of my favorite movies is Christmas Story. Talk about bringing back memories.
  7. pickenup

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    The times, they are a changin.

    Popcorn that does not come out of a microwave? Except in the movie houses, they never heard of it. I thought hot air popcorn poppers were the best thing since sliced bread, when they first came out.

    And the list goes on............
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