Things that you know that kids now will probably never understand

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Senior member

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    Man, I remember getting to level 30 on Number Munchers (Factors, of course, was my favorite). It was awesome. I love that game. I also helped teachers work their computers in Elementary school. A teacher from a different class would call my teacher and send me over to fix their computer.

    I'm going to keep all my old records, so that when my kids ask me "Hey did you ever listen to the Flaming Lips" I'll just say "There is a god. There is a god."

    Whoa! Number Munchers! I totally forgot about that game. Did anybody play Oregon Trail? I also remember a game that taught left and right, reflection and the like, it had something to do with a large gorilla.

    It will be very interesting to see what kind of audio formats will be around in 30+ years. I suspect it will all move onto hard drives, mp3 players, and the like. I just hope I'll be able to play my Dylan and Morrison albums to my kids on vinyl.

    As for things I would like to add:
    -Computer disks the size of...wait, computer disks in general.
    -Cars without power steering

    A.
     


  2. shellshock

    shellshock Forum Mascot

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    Man, I remember getting to level 30 on Number Munchers (Factors, of course, was my favorite). It was awesome. I love that game.

    ugh screw math, it's all about Word Rescue.

    i really miss old Apogee games. [​IMG]
     


  3. Huntsman

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    Pivoting off of Aaron: -Cars with four wheel drums -Cars with bias-ply tyres -Navigation with a paper map
     


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    I remember my first computer: a Commodore 64 and my second computer, a Commodore 128. I also remember programming in BASIC in DOS.

    Jon.



    10 Print "insert word here"

    20 Goto 10

    That was hours of fun right there baby!
     


  5. Oddly Familiar

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    I'm going to keep all my old records, so that when my kids ask me "Hey did you ever listen to the Flaming Lips" I'll just say "There is a god. There is a god."

    YOSHIME!!!

    Do you listen to the Pixies, too?
     


  6. imageWIS

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    10 Print "insert word here"

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    That was hours of fun right there baby!


    God, I remember using the first laserdisc device for Mac at school...my kids will never know what a laserdisc is/was.

    They will also never know what a microfiche is, since everything will be digitized.

    Jon.
     


  7. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    God, I remember using the first laserdisc device for Mac at school…my kids will never know what a laserdisc is/was.

    They will also never know what a microfiche is, since everything will be digitized.

    Jon.


    Dot Matrix Printers.[​IMG]

    I think my first computer was called "Adam". It was made by colecovision.
     


  8. Tyto

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    Dot Matrix Printers.[​IMG]

    I think my first computer was called "Adam". It was made by colecovision.

    The Adam actually wasn't a bad machine--it just didn't have a lot of software. But anyway, you had the Colecovision, which had THE BEST console ports of the Nintendo arcade games, plus Venture....

    Man, I still remember when my father brought home the Pong console, and then a few years later, the Atari 2600. To this day, I believe Space Invaders is the most addictive console game ever made.
     


  9. skalogre

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    10 Print "insert word here"

    20 Goto 10

    That was hours of fun right there baby!


    Blasphemer! Used GOTO! BLASPHEMER!!!!

    [​IMG]
     


  10. Tyto

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    A command line (well, maybe enough Linux users are around to ensure memory of this one).

    PEEK and POKE codes in Apple DOS 3.x.

    Barker Brothers system utilities for Apple.

    Monochrome green or amber monitors.

    One- and two-button joysticks.

    The requirement to reboot in order to read a diskette inserted into the drive since the last boot.

    Programming in LOGO/Turtle Graphics.

    The Osborne as a computer, not a singer (actually, they are contemporaneous, aren't they).
     


  11. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    The smell of 35mm film. We found a couple of rolls of real 35mm film lying around, and they had been sitting so long, we figured they weren't safe to use. Tossed them out. We probably will never buy another one. I remember how Kodak film used to smell when you would pop the grey cap off the black container. Everything's digital now - kids born much later than I was will probably never know this. A similar discussion came up with the younger members of my family the other night. Telephone numbers around here (before I was around, really) used to be "Sherwood 6, 4711". Named after the local exchange. It took some explaining. I'm sure I'll think of more, but I bet others will have some better ones than mine. Probably some I myself have never experienced.
    I still pop open one of those little black/grey rolls about once every two weeks. If they discontinue regular film by the time I have kids I might cry. There is nothing nicer than taking pictures on a real film, really judging your shots because you only get 24/36, and then taking them in, waiting for the developing, etc. I love film. And my high school did offer photo, where we used TMax from bulk rolls and did the developing, printing, washing ourselves - best class I ever took. Digital is wonderful but as they say, all good things...
    I HAVE THAT....that thing was amazing. Could you actually win it? I never did. Wow, I'm 19, and this thread is making me so melancholy. I was born right on the dying days of all these things, cursive classes, LPs, film cameras, rotary phones(back in Brazil), baseball cards - my dad was always a traditionalist so I learned on them. Makes me kinda sad. And finally, has anyone noticed that about 80% of the nostalgia things here are in fact about COMPUTERS. LMFAO. But so true. Someone mentioned flashlight tag and I swear I started to tear up. In fact, I'm gonna go start a summer camp thread.
     


  12. imageWIS

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    Regarding film, nobody has taken in consideration that in 20 years when formats change, you might not be able to properly access information that was stored in formats no longer used. Thus, pictures taken with digital cameras might not be accessible in 20 years, whereas film can last 20 years without any problems.

    Jon.
     


  13. j

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    I still pop open one of those little black/grey rolls about once every two weeks. If they discontinue regular film by the time I have kids I might cry. There is nothing nicer than taking pictures on a real film, really judging your shots because you only get 24/36, and then taking them in, waiting for the developing, etc.
    I love film. And my high school did offer photo, where we used TMax from bulk rolls and did the developing, printing, washing ourselves - best class I ever took. Digital is wonderful but as they say, all good things...


    I learned on film, and I have to say, I really wish the current state of digital had been around back then. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on film and processing, so I was stingy with my pictures, and I think I could have learned a lot more back when I had the time and enthusiasm if I could have taken hundreds of shots for free rather than being picky and undoubtedly missing out on some good pictures. I did learn a lot anyway, but I think I would have stuck with it and become much better if it hadn't been so expensive back then.
     


  14. tangerine

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    Regarding film, nobody has taken in consideration that in 20 years when formats change, you might not be able to properly access information that was stored in formats no longer used. Thus, pictures taken with digital cameras might not be accessible in 20 years, whereas film can last 20 years without any problems.

    Jon.


    Yo, SyQuest 44, reprazint!
     


  15. skalogre

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    ... And finally, has anyone noticed that about 80% of the nostalgia things here are in fact about COMPUTERS. LMFAO. But so true. ...
    Maybe there is just a larger percentage of geeks/nerds here. Not that I would be part of that group of people... pah [​IMG] [​IMG] Has anyone mentioned Lego yet? Oh ya! Wait, I even responded to Versaceman's post regarding it. Damn, I love the stuff... I don't have it anymore as I felt bad having it gather dust but two years ago I bought that 8448 Super Street Sensation set.... what a beauty (love the gearbox). I have thought a few times that I should get a Mindstorms robotics kit and mess around with it but I am not sure I would find the time to do it... Someone else's image of one of the three versions in the kit... I was going to fashion together an LSD for it at some point but I ended up just sticking with someone else's design of a Torsen instead. [​IMG]
     


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