Things that you know that kids now will probably never understand

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    * Playing outside

    * Having to get up and turn the knob to change the channel

    (my parents told me that's is why they had children)
     
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    Pay phones. I fully expect to be watching an "old" movie with my kids at some point in the future, and having one of them innocently ask me, "why is there a phone in that box on the street corner? Why doesn't he just use his cell phone?" Of course, the term "cell phone" will probably no longer be in use.
     
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    Do they even teach cursive writing anymore?

    Funny you mention that, I was writing in cursive yesterday in class, and some chick asked me why I was writing in cursive, with a very puzzled look on her face...

    Jon.
     
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    Pay phones. I fully expect to be watching an "old" movie with my kids at some point in the future, and having one of them innocently ask me, "why is there a phone in that box on the street corner? Why doesn't he just use his cell phone?" Of course, the term "cell phone" will probably no longer be in use.

    It will probably be "˜multiphone', or some other device that is a cell phone, PDA, audio player, weather device, and GPS system.

    Jon.
     
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    * Having to get up and turn the knob to change the channel

    (my parents told me that's is why they had children)


    Typical afternoon at my grandparents house at age 4 or 5- Us kids would sit on the floor in front of the set, while my grandfather would be in his chair. he'd yell, "you make a better door than a window, at least turn sideways so I can see the screen through your ear." Then we'd gt up to move over to the side, and he'd say, "while you're up, change the channel." What a con man!


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

    In second grade, if you were a good kid, you could go with a buddy to help the teacher with these. Just sit there and turn the crank on the machine. By 3rd of 4th grade the school got enough Xerox machines, so there were no more hazy blue dittos being passed out.
     
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    There's a scene in Blade Runner where the lead uses a pay phone. (Oops!) I have a typewriter with a dried up ribbon. I don't have the heart to throw it out (yet).
     
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    Playing 'Kick the Can' or 'Capture the Flag' with the neighborhood kids on a warm summer night.
     
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    LMFAO. What the world used to be like without media / governmental fear campaigns. Item’s that say “Made in the USA” The American auto industry. Jon.
     
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    How to tie a tie.

    How to wear a suit.

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    Playing 'Kick the Can' or 'Capture the Flag' with the neighborhood kids on a warm summer night.


    dude, the only reason that you know about this is because you are from the heartland. I played those games 30 years ago in new york, but I don't know how many people your age around here still remember them.
     
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    My parents met while working as systems engineers at IBM in the mid-60's, so we always had computers around the house.

    From the early days of computing how about:

    Dumb terminals with an actual cradle where you placed the handset of your phone as a modem to dial into the mainframe...

    TRS-80's with a cassette tape drive...

    That old Star Trek computer game with the quadrants, ships and planets marked with letters and symbols...

    Dial up bbs's...

    Writing programs in BASIC, FORTRAN and COBOL...
     
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    dude, the only reason that you know about this is because you are from the heartland. I played those games 30 years ago in new york, but I don't know how many people your age around here still remember them.

    Those were common games of my era as well, and I'm not that old. Well I hope I'm not that old. Same thing can be said of Cops & Robbers, Cowboys & Indians, Freeze Tag, kick ball, etc.

    - I'd say kids won't understand what it is like being able to play all day until dark outside without having their parents worry about them being kidnapped, murdered, or raped.

    - Blowing into atari, nintendo and coleco cartidges to get them to work

    - Licking stamps

    - That there was a time when atheletes didn't use drugs and were rolemodels

    - What an impact the generations before us, especially those in the major world wars had on our survival. When they all die off and we all die who remember what they did, who will remember?

    - The smell of opening a pack of baseball cards and getting a stick of gum.
     
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    My parents met while working as systems engineers at IBM in the mid-60's, so we always had computers around the house.

    From the early days of computing how about:

    Dumb terminals with an actual cradle where you placed the handset of your phone as a modem to dial into the mainframe...

    TRS-80's with a cassette tape drive...

    That old Star Trek computer game with the quadrants, ships and planets marked with letters and symbols...

    Dial up bbs's...

    Writing programs in BASIC, FORTRAN and COBOL...


    God...dial-up BBS's...that takes me back.

    Jon.
     

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