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The Official Nostalgic Thread

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Wood Chipper, May 7, 2011.

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    in school we had these macs that were just a monitor and each were their own color.
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    LOLwe didnt have computers, we had typewriters
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    Selectric? My typing class started with the manual, nothing electric, I knew keyboarding would become important. I was one of the few boys at the time that took typing. If a girl took it, it was for the year. Boys could take it for a semester.:pioneer:
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    We had sticks & dirt. The older kids got to use sharper instruments for carving in stone.
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    STONES?! You guys had stones???
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    Kidney stones
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    they had just introduced looking up library books on a comp when i was in school
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    We still had the card catalog back in my day......
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    my lover cant be that old!!!
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    Maybe that was in a previous life. Now she's younger, in a different one of the nine lives.
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    I remember (please forgive me, but I was born in 97 so I don't recall much) When I spent all day praising Brett Favre.
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    Amazing that a whole generation of sports fans have never experienced a football season without Brett Favre or a basketball season without Shaq. Rams always in St.Loo, Baltimore had the Ravens and not the Colts, Jacksonville and Carolina had teams.
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    Card catalogs are NOT that old! The school prides itself on being from "colonial times". They were all old school, they refused to change things, especially the librarians. They deeply resented having those big nasty computers with all their cords and paraphernalia invade the sacred space of their beloved books. Oddly enough, the only internet capable computer for student use was put in the library for research only. That is until one of my best friends was messing around on it (ok, hacking), when he got into DOS and messed the computer up so bad they could not repair it and they had to get rid of it.

    Regarding that card catalog, the last time I talked to somebody from the HS, (one of my friend's little bros), they still had that dang card catalog there when he was a sophomore and he graduated last year!!! Since my time they have updated the student computer lab and they are internet ready... but try telling that to the library.
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    The card catalog is a piece of cake to use. Remembering the divisions of the Dewey Decimal system was a chore, especially the 900's.
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    An old clipping from somewhere:

    ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking . As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because...... WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........
    WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS! Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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    How about the advanced graphics and super hard controller that came with Pong?
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    You mean this game?

    Play Pong Free Online - DFG Online Games

    At first I was thinking beer glasses and ping-pong balls on a table in a crowded bar.
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    Yes, that game was the highest of techie when it first came out. HAHAHA
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    no way! 3d mario was the shiznip!
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    3d mario wasnt out when pong first came out in 1972
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    Is a shiznip like a codswaddle?
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    what is a codswaddle? i must be to young or too old
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    Fortunately there is Google for such questions. In days of yore we just pretended to know. {What is the difference between thee and thou again?}
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    BigE knows all about coddswaddling.
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    codswaddling sounds like a porno i saw once
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