I remember once I was talking to the kid about music and I said something about a record that I used to loved to listen to until it started skipping and he said, a what? So, I had to explain what a record was. *Big sigh and then mumble and groan about how old I feel*
When I was a kid, when we wanted to read a book we went to the book store, or the library, and we got an actual book.
And when we wanted to make a phone call we picked up the phone from the wall and dialed all the numbers by sticking our finger in the number and turning each one. Do you remember?
And then you would try to stretch the cord all the way into your bedroom and close the door without ripping the cord out of the wall. A feat I mastered quite well, I might add.
And I can even remember when TV stars used to show up in ads for things like shampoo:
And even cigarettes:
If you would have told me back in the day that in the future people would come to my house and ask to use my USB ports to charge their phones, books and cigarettes, I’d have told you the future was stupid!
Obviously, I am not a visionary. It’s a good thing I have learned to embrace my technical gadgets and my inner geek!