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Date: 07/22/09 10:04 AM

79 Responses to 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:00 am
    Link: 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About - how many of these 100 technological fossils have you never experienced first hand?
  2. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:04 am
    What do you guys think will happen to the internet? Do you think it`ll just get boring one day and go out of existence? Or will it slowly evolve to something unrecognizable from it`s former self? Maybe it`ll get replaced?

    It`s a serious quandary of mine.

  3. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:07 am
    hmm.. cash? i don`t think that you can totally eliminate paper money. and i still watch vhs`s.
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    Hayllee Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:10 am
    "having to delete something to make room on your hard drive"

    I just did that yesterday. WTF?

    I`ve actually done a lot of those as a young kid.

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    mamerv Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:10 am
    As to opiebreath I am going to say the internet will evolve but will for at least the next 30 years be somewhat similar to what it is now. Cause when the internet was just beginning it was just a bunch of text documents for schools.

    As for the article what about hamsterdance.com or whatever it was, that was the very first internet site I visited, cause everyone at school was talking about it. Now you hear nothing of it.

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:15 am
    For ideas on the internet i tend to go to sci-fi which states internet will become a virtual reality world of information and pr0n. Deleting stuff for room on youure hard-drive i had to do that recently too but i can see it happening soon.
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    Vannak Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:21 am
    why wouldnt swimming pools have diving boards
  8. Profile photo of Itsalwysunny
    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:21 am
    I knew a lot of these
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:29 am
    It`s sad that my generation will be the last to recall these things. I recall almost all of those things... Especially MS-DOS XD I used to play a lot of Commander Keen and BioMenace heh.
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    jdillard Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:31 am
    Sad thing is Im only 21 and I remember most of that stuff. But my family was always the last to get the new stuff. We used Windows 95 up until 2005. Thats SAD.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Wow, yeah I miss all of that,
    I can vividly remember when Jaws aired on TV for the first time, and EVERYONE was talking about it.
    sadly you dont get that anymore
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    WeenieDog Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:42 am
    I think words will be replaced to all binary or abbreviations

    Itwwbrtaboa

    010010010010000001110100011010000110100101101110
    011010110010000001110111011011110111001001100100
    011100110010000001110111011010010110110001101100
    001000000110001001100101001000000111001001100101
    011100000110110001100001011000110110010101100100
    001000000111010001101111001000000110000101101100
    011011000010000001100010011010010110111001100001
    011100100111100100100000011011110111001000100000
    011000010110001001100010011100100110010101110110
    011010010110000101110100011010010110111101101110
    01110011

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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:42 am
    Sad thing is Im only 21 and I remember most of that stuff. But my family was always the last to get the new stuff. We used Windows 95 up until 2005. Thats SAD.

    I feel your pain I didn`t have a TV until I was ten

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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:49 am
    I am so glad I never had to use jumpers to set IRQs. That just seems like it would be a nightmare for me. Hell, I even hate moving the jumper to clear the BIOS.

    Dot-matrix and DOS FTW!

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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:52 am
    DAMN....this is the first time "Remembering" something made me feel old, usually it`s the other way around :(
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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:53 am
    the scream of a modem connectring...how I loved that sound
  17. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:53 am
    I am 19 and I remember a lot of that. Thinking of VHS I remember I fed an orange to one and ruined it... My parents were angry. (It looked hungry)
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:56 am
    mikhaillost
    Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
    415 Posts Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:53:38 AM
    I am 19 and I remember a lot of that. Thinking of VHS I remember I fed an orange to one and ruined it... My parents were angry. (It looked hungry)
    --------------------------------------------------

    hehe I did the same thing with a poptart when I was little

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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    i remember and have experienced all but 5 of them. and im only 23
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    Tadao Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm
    Hahaha Han shoots first.
  21. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    Ohhh the sound of a tape recorder screaming through a ZX81 was pure music!
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    punki3 Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    ya, I remember most of those.. (I`m 17) and I actually do have a record sitting on my desk.. :)
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    Ohhhh punki3 - you is pure retro ya know :-)
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    DesertDustX Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    i agree Dee, nothing better than the screeching of a modem
  25. Profile photo of DemonDice
    DemonDice Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    Oh, the memories.
  26. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    I feel old already and I`m not even an adult yet.

    I miss you dial-up tones :(

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    I still remember adjusting TVs with vertical hold, contrast, and what not from the analog knobs.

    Those were the days, when men were men and TVs were furniture.

  28. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    Do you REALLY miss overpriced RAM, crappy VHS with f*cked up colors and translation done by a single person, spinning your NES/SNES/Sega/Playstation/whatever all around to get it to work, minidisc and betamax that no one used anyway, bulky physical dictionaries that took forever to find a word, and GETTING LOST? In one of his reviews AVGN said: "Imagine if you trap a wet smelly piece of dog s**t inside an airtight container. Then like 20 years later you open that s**t up, you take a good smell and there you go. Welcome back." That is exactly how I feel reading this list.
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    That list makes me both happy and sad at the same time. I wish my vcr still worked so I could watch my disney movies. D:
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    rockcabbage Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm
    i wish my NES worked... id probably play it as much as my PS3 :p
  31. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    i don`t understand the swimming pools w diving boards one. why would swimming pools or diving boards disappear?
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Oh #75. I miss those days. I was so creative with that jazz.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    i know about 95 of them, and i was practically injected into the digital age
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    Ya the first time i saw the change from red-blue to black was at disneyland...I was like "How the f*ck does this work" Also what is high speed dubbing,and lol at spam.
  35. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm
    i guess i`m older than i thought.

    depressing.

  36. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    my kids will always know about original lego...I`ve got hand-me-downlego like that now so that`s most of my lego. I`m 13 and i saw the 4,5,6 movies of star wars before 1,2,3 and godammit thats the way my kids are gunna see it, and why is cash on there
  37. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    This made me oddly nostalgic and a little sad .Also I`m with Asspenny here ,What`s with the no diving board thing?
  38. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    KekS - Yes I do, your missing the point here,
    The age were things were wonders, not taken for granted
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    i know 59 of them
  40. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    Add: needing a bottle opener to open a glass bottle of beer or soda, a can opener to open a steel can of beans or veggies, etc., or cardboard oil cans with steel lids requiring a opener/pour spout.
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    sewermonkey Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Some things that should be on the list
    Merry go rounds
    Swing sets
    Spring mounted animals that always threw you headfirst into the ground.
    Monkeybars
    Anyone else notice these things disappearing from parks?
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    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    What about street rod? And video game music being in midi! And cutscenes in video games being 8-bit stillframes, yet awesome graphic compared to the rest...
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    Do people not wear red and green glasses to 3d movies? I haven`t seen one yet because they charge more in my town and always play the film in 2d on another screen.
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    Adelaide Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    a walkman.. are you kidding me? i remember having one of those when i was really young, and i`m not much older than a teenager.
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    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    Nooo! Not the legos!!!
  46. Profile photo of maddices
    maddices Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Add: actually cooking food not just microwaving stuff
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    Nintendo 64 games are getting to the point where you have to blow in them to get them to work. I feel old :-/ (Even older because I actually still play them)
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    i miss vhs :( walk man`s look so archaic to me lmao i`m only 20 something so it wasn`t too long ago that i had one but the i-pod pwned the snot out of it bwahaha!
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    Pagers (beepers) should be on that list
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    I feel bad the only one I wasn`t really impacted by was 8 track...
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    wow...the walkman stuff is kinda scary...i mean, a 13 yr old kid, ok...he never saw a freaking walkman before, but NOT KNOWING WHAT IT IS, and not knowing that you flip the tape over to hear to the B side.....my god, thats just horrifying
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    sailorseira Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    we`re doomed......
  53. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    GO TO BED, OLD MAAAAN!
  54. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    My first computer was orange. I used to play Math Blaster on it.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    I`ll tell you what is really funny, though. After all this, we still call it "Dialing" the phone. It has been many years since phones had actual "dials" - now you are just pushing a series of buttons, yet we still call it "dialing" for some unfathomable reason
  56. Profile photo of Seaker
    Seaker Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About?
    This list is retarded. It has such a wide array of outdated technology, that title could apply to 3 different generations.

    Why in the world would you put 8 track tapes on the same list as Fax Machines? I work in telephony and Fax Machines are found in every single business I see. 8 track tapes have been dead for 35 years.

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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    I still do a lot of that stuff, but some of it was outmoded long before I was born. I agree with Seaker - there`s so much variation in when these became outmoded that it could apply to different generations. Pretty much anyone in my age group will remember half of these, and still use or do quite a few.
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    perhaps i`m old fashioned. however i`ve done a good many of these things...
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    muller654 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    im a teenager nd i have a walkman, a rotary dial tv, my computer used to make annoying connecting noises, nd there`s probably others but i diidnt read iit all
  60. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    Did most of all this. Still do a few things on a daily basis. I feel old now :(
  61. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    Here are some things your kids should not know about,
    Mirror self portraits.

    ANIME.

    And Twilite
  62. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm
    Negative_One, you win this thread.
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    Vipablaz Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    i don`t know why but this makes me wish we weren`t so advanced today..(I`m a teenager)
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    Reverend7x Male 13-17
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    July 23, 2009 at 12:29 am
    God, dude. You made ME feel old and I`m only 15. I know exactly what every single one of those was. Back in `97 I used to use cassette tapes and 8 tracks.

    Most of this is sad but true.

    A few forgotten ones:

    101. Good music.
    102. The Odyssey(First home gaming system)
    103. Atari
    104. Sega
    105. Town Club Soda
    106. Warheads(Sour candy)
    107. What an 8-bit game was
    108. The 80`s
    109. Vampires suck your blood. Not save your life.
    110. Commercials used to be clean.
    111. WWF
    112. Any 90`s/80`s cartoons from Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon. (By the way...Anyone remember when it was called Nickelodeon? It`s just Nick now...)

    I`m done now.

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    Steven42 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 12:56 am
    My Favorite one:
    #78 Neat handwriting
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 1:08 am
    hey.. anime is awesome.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 1:25 am
    22 Here. Out of the 100, I knew all of it and used/seen/had(eperience the other 90 regulariliy.

    The stuff I didn`t use, was things that weren`t all that popular in sweden to begin with. Like cheques. In the last 15 years I`ve only actually seen one cheque beeing used here. Same goes for Laserdiscs, the foreign chocolate thingíes etc.

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    AGit Male 30-39
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    July 23, 2009 at 1:28 am
    "You know after reading that it makes me feel like I`m an old fart. I mean I didn`t know all of em though."

    Imagine how I feel, I did...

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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 1:48 am
    Man, I`m 20 and I felt old reading this. Especially the internet bits.

    I`ve had a computer since I was 3, and internet since I was 5. That`s 92 and 94 respectively. I remember DOS alongside kindergarten.

    I remember HTML, IRC, and CompuServe forums alongside 1st and 2nd grade. I remember making an Angelfire webpage with flashy colors and animated gifs when I was 6 and thinking "THIS IS THE SH*T MAN!!"

    .... and then finding out nobody my age knew what a webpage was.

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    Mitchster Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 2:31 am
    This list sorta missed my generation. I remember a lot of these things.
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    T3hPhilip Male 13-17
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    July 23, 2009 at 4:09 am
    Well... MY kids might not know about all those when they grow up...
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    virus28 Female 13-17
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    July 23, 2009 at 6:59 am
    `This list sorta missed my generation. I remember a lot of these things.`

    Same. I think it`s probably for people who are becoming parents now, rather than those who`ve had kids for a while. But it brings back memories, yeah. =]

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    bassprincess Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 8:10 am
    Maybe I`m just super-oldschool, but I remember some of these things...

    30. Blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time. HA!

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    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 11:50 am
    What age is the person that made this list? I`m 27 and counted 16 I didn`t know.
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    Kaoriel Female 13-17
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    July 24, 2009 at 9:16 am
    ..I know most of those things. Clearly my family lives in the past. xD
  76. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    before reading it...... MORALS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    after reading... yeah pretty acurate
  78. Profile photo of tomboygirl12
    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
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    August 3, 2009 at 11:25 am
    I know about 81/100 of the listed things and I`m almost 15. Thanks to dad, whose 50+ years older than me and his love of old technology. Most of the ones I didn`t know had to do with gaming, since I`m not a gamer.
    Old school pacman arcade games with the joystick are so fun; it`s sad the next generation probably wouldn`t dream of getting to see one.

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