Technology has advanced so much in recent years that it’s hard to imagine our children relating to our humble roots in VHS players, typewriters and card catalogs. GeekDad recently explored the idea of the generational gap in technology with his post, 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About.

Here are a few of our favorites:

#1. Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something.

#19. The scream of a modem connecting.

#21. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.

#37. Finding out information from an encyclopedia.

#45. Not knowing exactly what all of your friends are doing and thinking at every moment.

#58. Putting film in your camera.

#71. Remembering someone’s phone number.

But we do disagree with #46: Carrying on a correspondence with real letters, especially the handwritten kind. Maybe we are a little biased, but there is no way an email, evite or blog post can replace the special thrill of a real letter, invitation or handwritten note!


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2 Responses

  1. alice q. says:

    I completely agree! There is something so special about a handwritten note, that I still send out birthday cards, party invites and anything else via snail mail!

  2. Jenna says:

    oh my gosh, this makes me feel old!

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