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100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

As a certified Old Dude, I remember a time before video games, computers, the Internet, cell phones, multiplex theaters, DVDs, GPS systems, and even — I shudder to admit it — television. Actually, I was very young when my family got our first TV, but I do remember vaguely that there was a time when we used to talk or read or do something besides stare at a screen all night.

That’s why I love 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About, because it’s a funny, smart list of products and ideas that are slowly vanishing from contemporary life, things like: typewriters, cash, dictionaries in book form, rotary telephones, pay phones, Yellow Pages, shortwave radio, the buzz of a dot-matrix printer, the feeling of being lost (the only time you ever feel that anymore is if the GPS gets broken). Yes, children, there was a time when people couldn’t go shopping at three in the morning, a time when people opened a book called an encyclopedia when they needed to learn about a subject, a time when — oh, just go to 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About, and you’ll see what I mean.
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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the tip. I had heard about this but forgot where to access it. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks

  2. I’ll have to check that out.

  3. Thanks for your comments. It’s a fun list, especially if you remember using, as I do, things like typewriters and cassette tapes.

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