Well, the good old days sure are old....

I found this on Youtube the other day.  Thought everyone would get a kick out of it.
 
  

 
Yeah, it's French, but it shows something obvious:  Our old tech is largely unknown to kids.  Remember, folks, teach the youth.
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Posted by YukoAsho

I found this on Youtube the other day.  Thought everyone would get a kick out of it.
 
  

 
Yeah, it's French, but it shows something obvious:  Our old tech is largely unknown to kids.  Remember, folks, teach the youth.
Posted by BraindeadRacr

We've come a long way with the technology eh?

Posted by Brendan

This stuff is all relative.  I feel old watching stuff like this, but my parents would feel the same way watching me using a typewriter or a punch card computer for the first time.  We're no different from them, we're just from a little earlier.

Posted by Jams

I like when that black kid started scratching the record. it was like watching hip hop being invented. 

Posted by DeathBionics

Yeah, that was enjoyable.

Posted by jkz

That's awesome...and incredibly depressing.

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Posted by Parabole

an Ipod is old.

Posted by MikkaQ

Hahah that's both adorable and pathetic at the same time.  
 
Though I at least see a future in the ONE kid who looked at the mouse and called it.

Posted by YukoAsho
@Brendan said:

" This stuff is all relative.  I feel old watching stuff like this, but my parents would feel the same way watching me using a typewriter or a punch card computer for the first time.  We're no different from them, we're just from a little earlier. "

Well, I think there's SOME difference.  Technology had a bit of a growth spurt throughout the 90s and the 00s that's only now slowing ever so slightly.  Prior to our generation, things had a tendency to stick around longer.  For the most part, our parents were in their late 40s to early 50s when the tech of their youth was made obsolete, if then.  There are people here who remember 3'5" diskettes who aren't even 35.

@ XII_Sniper said:

 Though I at least see a future in the ONE kid who looked at the mouse and called it.  

Hehe, yeah, that one was smart, very quick too.
 
@BraindeadRacr said:

 We've come a long way with the technology eh?

And the train just keeps on rolling.  It'll be interesting to see where it goes.
Posted by Napalm
@jukezypoo said:
" That's awesome...and incredibly depressing. "
I don't really have anything else to add on my own, but I agree enough with this sentiment to quote it. Also, I don't know if I can quite deal with... this...
Posted by Brodehouse

I don't know, I feel like when I was a kid I wouldn't understand what an 8-track or a theremin is.  It's unreasonable to expect a child to have a lot of knowledge of the way people lived before they were born.  As a child, I didn't understand why clothes had to be ironed, and why straight razors, disposable shavers and electric shavers all looked so different if they did the same thing, how ink and quill worked, how charcoal was both used for art and barbecues, and so on.  It's only with age and experience we learn how a Moog synthesizer is different from a piano, or how a vinyl record is different from a CD.