Last weekend, as our family gathered together for our Thanksgiving Day feast, my brother-in-law introduced the topic of Changing Technologies with this joke -
(and they didn't) which led me regale the younger generations with a Back-In-My-Day speech as we all know nothing delights the younger generation more than a Back-In-My-Day speech.With mouths agape and eyes wide with amazement (or maybe it was with yawning mouths and glazed eyes - I'm not really sure) they listened to my pitiable story of how I would actually record my favourite songs off a portable radio onto a separate cassette tape recorder by placing a tiny plastic microphone in front of the speaker! Can you imagine! I went on to explain how I would sit with my finger on the Stop button, poised and ready as I anxiously waited for the exact moment to press it down - that precise nanosecond between one song ending and the next song starting - only to have my mother burst into my room to announce that dinner was ready. The younger generation were surely astounded, astonished, and aghast at the barbaric technology I was forced to endure. Surely.
Which brings me in my typical round-about way to the subject of today's post - a quiz about outdated gadgets. I call it the Name the Outdated Gadget quiz. Now, those of us of a certain age are going to find this easy, so to the younger generation I'd like to offer this bit of advice - "Suck it up!"
Are you ready? Let's begin.