Last week, a friend on Facebook posted a highly amusing status that got a bunch of us reminiscing about old school video games and gaming consoles.
3 kids in a used game store yesterday:Some of the comments to the status included:
Kid 1: holds up NES cartridge "HAHA, what system is THIS for? Like... P.S.? Like before the PS1?"
Clerk: "No man, thats for NES, you've never heard on an NES?"
Kid 2: "Well, does it have good graphics?"
Clerk: "Well, it has good graphics for an NES game."
Kid 3: holds up N64 cartridge "They had NBA games in 1998!?"
All 3 kids: COD:BLOPS COD:BLOPS COD:BLOPS COD:BLOPS
I don't walk around picking up Commodore 64s all like "Hey man wtf is this like a Windows 0? Like Before Windows XP!? They had computers in the PAST!?"
or "A joystick? What's that?"
I'd have been all like "Yeah, and you have to blow on it to make it work too! Even though it wasn't even ever proved whether blowing on it helped or not."I told hubby about it too and he had a good laugh!
Hubby and I often stop and think sometimes about how certain things we remember and grew up with are going to be completely foreign to Jay and our other future kids.
Some of these things include:
- Floppy Disks
- Cassette tapes
- VHS tapes (although we still have a few as well as a DVD/VCR combo player)
- Vinyl records
- Having to manually turn a knob to change the channel on the TV
- Telephone's with the circular dial to dial numbers (I hated those!)
- Laser discs
- How "rare" and special it was to see a 3D movie
- Phone books and yellow pages - most places have a website to look up that info or you can get a number from someone's Facebook profile
- Writing a letter by hand and sending it via "snail mail"
- Disposable cameras and the joy of waiting for the film to develop only to realize you forgot to use the flash in half the photos!
- Pay phones
- Physically going to a video store to rent a movie or video game
- Waiting all afternoon, listening to the radio just to hear your favorite song so you could record it on a cassette
- A wristwatch (all phones have a clock on them, making wristwatches just a piece of jewelry these days)
- Going to the library and checking out books for research papers
- Dial-Up internet
Can you think of any others?