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post #16 of 175
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Originally Posted by tangerine
Smelling mimeograph machine ink in school.

I remember getting the still-wet blue dittos that the teachers would run-off in the office.

Other items/things:

carbon paper
Wang word processors
Telefax machines
abacuses
slide rulers
penmanship
manners
post #17 of 175
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Originally Posted by stach
If there are no 35mm film containers, how will the kiddies carry around their drugs?
http://www.containerstore.com/browse...9738&CATID=253
post #18 of 175
The sound of a typewriter. Manual drafting boards. Board games. Recording things on tape. Just writing a letter to a friend.
post #19 of 175
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
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Manual drafting boards...

Chartpak... Rubylith... Koh-I-Noor... wax machine...

Help, Mr. Wizard!
post #20 of 175
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
The thrill of getting the big 600 or 700 piece Lego sets for christmas, opening up all the little plastic bags, looking at all the pieces, and then spending the rest of the day building it. The ones now days are really lame and don't have many pieces at all. They are too specialized and really limit creativity. Plus they have some pretty weak themes.

YES!!! Sets nowadays have too many POOPs and too few basics!
post #21 of 175
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GreyFlannelMan
penmanship

Do they even teach cursive writing anymore?
post #22 of 175
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Originally Posted by j
Do they even teach cursive writing anymore?
They don't even teach spelling anymore--to tramatik. It's the idea that matters, not how you rite it!
post #23 of 175
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tiger02
They don't even teach spelling anymore--to tramatik. It's the idea that matters, not how you rite it!
True dat!
post #24 of 175
Radios with "magic-eye" tuning indicators.

Clocks and calculators with orange nixie tubes.

Aus_MD
post #25 of 175
Crystal radios with the headphones Mix tapes BETA Laserdiscs Operators Pedestal ashtrays Blotters Hat blocking Glove stretchers.
post #26 of 175
Department stores.
post #27 of 175
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Originally Posted by j
Do they even teach cursive writing anymore?
In France they do, and the use of fountain pens is compulsory.
post #28 of 175
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Originally Posted by Étienne
In France they do, and the use of fountain pens is compulsory.
Do you carve them out of a feather?
post #29 of 175
just being out of touch for an afternoon - out with your bike and a friend and a dog, fishing or exploring.

spontanious back lot games of ball. the excitment of saturday monring cartoons.

going to the movies, for a buck fifty, and seeing a half dozen cartoons and two full length movies.
post #30 of 175
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Originally Posted by j
Do they even teach cursive writing anymore?

Not sure, but wouldn't be surprised if they did not. That involves judging someone being better than another, and the trend in this country is not to judge, rate, grade or otherwise take actions that might cause a loss of self-esteem.

We're becoming a nation of wussies.
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