How many of you remember or miss these items from the past?
It seems like technologies have just exploded over the last 50 years. Computers have gone from being the size of a whole room to the size of your phone. Music has changed considerably just in my lifetime. Phones have gone from party lines being shared by neighbors to tiny cell phones that can be carried in your pocket. New technologies have made some things obsolete and our kids will never see them. Check out 10 technologies our kids will never see.
- 8-track tapes: I think you would be hard pressed to find an 8-track tape in this day and age. Maybe in some vintage shop or antique store. 8-tracks were actually the beginning to being able to listen to a particular song without having to move the needle on the record. You could switch from one track to another without having to fast forward through it. Cassettes, while smaller than 8-tracks actually went backwards a little here.
- Record player: Seems that music has improved faster than a lot of things over the years. Console record players used to be all the rage in the 70’s. They were huge. I guess a large part of their size was the built in speakers. If you could get over the hiss of the record and the occasional skipping they sounded pretty good. Back then we knew nothing else.
- Bag phones: Cell phones these days are mini computers that are the size of a credit card. The thought that people used to have to carry around a purse just for their cell phone because they were so big must seem ridiculous to kids today. There were no games on it. You were lucky that you could make a call and hear the person on the other end.
- PDA’s: Personal Digital Assistants were all the rage for a while and it seemed like everyone had one, but now that the iPhone 4s has a voice activated personal assistant I definitely think we have seen the last of the PDA’s. Even if you don’t have the latest iPhone any smart phone has the same functions as a PDA so why carry around duplicate technology.