Feeling old

posted on 17th of march, 2010

You know, sometimes I read of the new generation people or meet them myself - people that had never seen a floppy disc. They ask: "What's that square on the Save button?"
I feel old. Ancient even)))

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Posted by Eclecticelegance on March 26, 2010
Audio tapes and VHS tapes are kind of gone, aren't they! :) We still tape things on a VHS tape, but I know a lot of people switched to Tivo and such.

I remember floppy disks--I even remember the larger floppies that went into A drives. :) Do you guys remember zip drives? I sold some old ones of those a few weeks ago on Amazon since we don't use those anymore. I have a lot of my old files still on floppy and had to buy a drive to plug into my laptop to use them. All my files since 2007 have been on CD though.

A repair guy at my workplace this week had a digital camera that used floppies instead of a memory card. I had never seen anything like that before. He wanted to put the floppy into one of our office computers to look at the photos, but sadly we didn't have one of those drives and my USB plug-in floppy drive was at home. :(

It was really interesting, though!
Posted by Dan1 on March 23, 2010
Doctors made house calls. Or were on call and would come back to their office at night.
Milkmen delivered milk and eggs and etc every day.
Posted by Johnscloud on March 23, 2010
Gee! I remember when you could go to almost any market, test and buy replacement tubes for your black and white TV! WOW1
Posted by Creativei on March 23, 2010
Oh, I had completely forgot about floppy, even though I have few of them, I was about to throw it, but though nope let me keep it so I can show my son.

Well audio tapes I do see them when ever i go out to the saloon, they still use them.
Posted by Jeniicorv8 on March 18, 2010
I'm with Heywoody, I remember playing with punchcards when I was in preschool. And I do remember 8-track tapes... man, I am old.
Posted by Heywoody on March 18, 2010
Hell, I remember punch cards :-) I even new folks who could read them.
Posted by Dan1 on March 18, 2010
Just thought about another one - black and white tv's (no color)
Posted by Mildegard on March 18, 2010
Audio tapes are ancient too? wow) In fact I still use them, so my family and some of my friends do. I've got floppy disc drives too (for 3.5'' and 5'' floppies), though I don't use them any more.
I'm curious about what my son will say about these retro things when he grows up))
Posted by Robertosch on March 18, 2010
You know what's funny? I even have a floppy disk drive on my laptop. But I don't even remember if I used it ever.

What about audio tapes? Is anyone here that still use this things? Well, I am sure I don't.
Posted by Tan510jomast on March 17, 2010
lol, if that isn't bad enough. how about when you try to look for a floppy drive and was told , "there isn't one on this computer... nobody use those things anymore anyway!" :D
Posted by Rosedarc on March 17, 2010
I totally forgot about these... old enough to know them, old enough to forget about them, double tragedy! :-)
Posted by Mani33 on March 17, 2010
I wonder if this generation still know that TV can be switched on/off by a button not only by remote control!
Posted by Dan1 on March 17, 2010
You're not old unless you rememer 8 track tapes.
Posted by Bradcalkins on March 17, 2010
My wife and I were joking the other day about how you used to have to rent the VCR along with the movie :)
Posted by Jdanne on March 17, 2010
A few month ago I was in a Radio and TV museum in Fuerth (near Nuremberg)/Germany. Most of the kids didn't know, what's a record player or a tape-recorder. At least my thirteen year old son knew what's a walk-man ...
Posted by Maigi on March 17, 2010
LOL my mom just asked some days ago: "What should I do with these? Should I keep them or would you need them?" I checked them and said: "Yes I can save my most important photo on them, but I need 5 of them for my photo." LOL Technology is changing so fast... :)

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