cell phones were ginormous. i had one of the first ones and one night i was on a date and it rang and i answered it and people were going 'omg she has a phone in her handbag!'. i felt really conspicuous.
Last April, we moved off grid and went BACK to "antenna TV". Not rabbit ears, but....
Let's see...farming with horse power comprised of real horses, not gasoline-fed tractors. Stacking "loose hay" rather than bales. Roll Your Own was Bull Durham tobacco, not wacky weed paraphernalia. Every restaurant had a "smokers section" which was, in fact, the entire restaurant. If you wanted to build a house (at least in the country), you built it--no building permit required. Vegetarians were myth and legend only. Poodle skirts and sock hops. Cars and tractors with cranks used to start 'em...and break your arm with the kickback if you were careless or unlucky. Acme cowboy boots with (literally) newspaper as part of the super-cheapo built soles.
Remember long playing records - must have about 400 - Jimi Hendrix , Pink Floyd, Beatles - the list is as long as my arm - no longer have a record player so they are all just stacked away in a cupboard.
I was thinking about that yesterday talking with my son about how rude people are now. people are filling their minds with too much non stop news and many of them identify their life now by what is on the news stations.
I don't know if this is only true in South Africa but I remember when you could live in a house without burglar bars or security fencing and still feel safe. Now its unheard of to not have at least one of the two but mostly both.
omg.. dial up.. it cost a flaming fortune here in the UK. I must have been interneting for ages as an average bill was £250.00 per month! God, that was a mortgage in those days!
I can remember real voice chat. Rooms created where you met people and no censorship. you wouldnt believe what you could view. Here on hubpages, there was a debate on a porno picture. In those days people were cybering left, right and centre!
We even used to have internet parties... the friends from our room that couldnt attend the actual gathering would go online and join. It was really good to be part of this.
I cannot say it and maybe some do recall "N" word babies. licorice candy in the shape of black babies. That's the only way I remember them named.[please don't be offended] Loved 'em as a child along with Smith Bros cough drops.
I remember the first tv my dad brought home and it was black and white and a small little screen - we were so excited - how far they have come!! My Dad is still kicking - for his 82 birthday he went sky diving!