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Date: 06/10/10 10:01 AM

72 Responses to Flashback To The `80s: Technology Edition [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:17 am
    Link: Flashback To The `80s: Technology Edition - If you were born in 1990 or later, you will laugh at this. If you were born in before 1975, prepare to feel your age...
  2. Profile photo of Degopimp
    Degopimp Male 18-29
    18 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:24 am
    since i was born between 75 and 80 i get to laugh and feel old at the same time :/
  3. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
    216 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:26 am
    That sure is an old boat.
  4. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2345 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:26 am
    man....and i bet my droid incredible has better picture quality....cant wait till 2040!
  5. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:31 am
    lol they spelt mic "mike" lol
  6. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Wow... I remember my father having that when I was a kid.... (born in 81) And yea... I most definitely feel old for having used one....
  7. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:39 am
    I remember these.. The beta-max version was extremely light weight and portable in the day.
  8. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:42 am
    is that £5 or 5lbs?
  9. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
    136 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:44 am
    that`s the guy in the boat, juggalette.
  10. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:46 am
    My friend had one of thoes in 1995, the thing weighed like a car battery.
  11. Profile photo of Ivar2112
    Ivar2112 Male 18-29
    271 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:47 am
    `93 and laughing
  12. Profile photo of EricWRN
    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:51 am
    maybe the guy holding the camera`s name is mike
  13. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:03 am
    1982. Nostalgic, and sad.
  14. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
    833 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Flashback To Second Grade: Spelling Edition
  15. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Back then, it was boss!
  16. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Nice, I have to show this to show this to my friend, who`s a cameraman for the local news.
  17. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:22 am
    84 and in between, not sure if im old, not sure if im young, but that poo is expensive either way, and only for 30 min of your vacation, SOOOO WORTH IT :D
  18. Profile photo of laurjendee
    laurjendee Female 18-29
    202 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:23 am
    5 pound portable personal camera, oh god.
  19. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:26 am
    Ivar...what are you laughing at? it is not like you invented a damn thing...in fact the same people that invented those giant cameras are the ones that apved the way for you to sit around on your ass all day playing with your iPod...bow down to your forefathers and thank them for their generous helping of fat inudcing lazy making tech they bestowed upon you!

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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:27 am
    1976 and I do remember poo like this...course by the mid 80s you could put the VHS tape INTO the gaint camera...that was spiffy!

    LOL
  21. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:30 am
    That`s why there was no fat epidemic back then. We were like goddamned pack mules.
  22. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
    715 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:36 am
    VV Isn`t that the truth. lol
  23. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:37 am
    This was amazing technology for the time. The hi-tech stuff we`re using now will look equally ridiculous in 30 years.
  24. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am


    "This is truly amazing. A portable television studio.."
    —Doc Brown observing the camcorder in 1955
  25. Profile photo of fnkychkn
    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:47 am
    I want one.
  26. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am
    I get that this paved the way...but jeeze that just seems inconvenient.
  27. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Yep. Im old. Thanks for the tip I A B.
  28. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    God am I glad I no longer have to blow dry my damn hair! But I feel old- I remember when the remote for a VCR was on a cable- what luxury!
  29. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    @ util and EricWRN it can`t be the name of the guy in the boat, otherwise it would be capitalized and they would be saying, "the five-pound camera has an optical viewfinder, zoom lens, and a guy in a boat"
  30. Profile photo of campofclay
    campofclay Male 30-39
    177 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    5 lb camera... 30 minute battery charge?! Hell, if you`re waiting for a shot, you`d be in trouble.
  31. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    wow. at least its portable!
  32. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    But how did they upload the videos to facebook?
  33. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    we`ve come so far
  34. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    How is that mom pants looked cool in the 80s but now they don`t? Jeeaaallous.
  35. Profile photo of Blandino123
    Blandino123 Male 13-17
    88 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    wow , i cant complain , most cameras came from that
  36. Profile photo of xmastree_ph
    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    I used to have something similar.
  37. Profile photo of Sock1122
    Sock1122 Male 18-29
    274 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    lol I just want to see how we`ll act in about 30 years upon looking at the technology we used right now
  38. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
    537 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    HOLY CRAP! 30 minutes of battery life!
  39. Profile photo of shipyard
    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Mom pants looked cool back then because mom wasn`t grossly overweight.
  40. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
    503 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    i want one of those
  41. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Anybody else notice the doggystyle going on in the background?
  42. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    Just for $370
  43. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Same battery life as an HTC Evo :)
  44. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    456 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    I don`t remember this stuff. I was only 4 in 1990.
  45. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1589 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    "I don`t remember this stuff. I was only 4 in 1990."

    I don`t either, and I was 21.
  46. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm
    the scary thing is in 2030 we will look back on this like "wow... terabyte hardrives?! Man i remember when storage was solid state!"
  47. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    "The five-pound camera has an optical viewfinder, zoom lens, and mike."

    I would like to see this Mike person before I buy...
  48. Profile photo of Exsilium
    Exsilium Male 18-29
    134 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    Wow, they had some compact RPG`s back then...
  49. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
    1136 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    Now for the low cost of only $16,999.99!
  50. Profile photo of Tr4shman
    Tr4shman Male 18-29
    105 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    you`d store a whole lot of porn on a terrabyte harddrive.. bet that is something for fancylad in the future..
  51. Profile photo of axeman929
    axeman929 Male 30-39
    195 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    It moved pretty fast afterthat. Amazing that walmart still sells cd`s, has definately slowed down. It only took about 10 years to got from 8 track, to tapes, to cd and we have been stuck on them for about 20. Just saying suprised cds are still sold.
  52. Profile photo of whtevr
    whtevr Female 40-49
    915 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    at least it has a mike. home movies taken from when i was little didn`t have sound.
  53. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1185 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Ok. It looks like old stuff. Is old stuff supposed to be funny?
  54. Profile photo of tnaran
    tnaran Male 30-39
    220 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    I had almost forgotten that period. It`s so easy to forget just how much has changed so fast!
  55. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    I was born in 84 and we had one of these. Not this particular brand of course but it was a VCR with a battery that hooked up to a video camera. It was sweet because after we upgraded I snagged the VCR to put in my room. Absolutely horrible quality though.
  56. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    meh I prefer buying CDs to mp3`s. It`s always nice to have a hard copy for when a computer crashes or something like that. I`m not surprised CDs are still being sold, maybe that they`re still the same size, buuuut...
  57. Profile photo of alphanoninc
    alphanoninc Male 70 & Over
    210 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    @whtevr - love your pic.
  58. Profile photo of lilsheep
    lilsheep Male 18-29
    225 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    her hair is drating awesome ;D
  59. Profile photo of bigbaddave
    bigbaddave Male 40-49
    214 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    I remember my uncle having the video camera with the VCR he had to carry around.. really kind of amazing how far the technology has come, just a week or so ago at work I was looking at a few of the video cameras and how they are now down to in some case, the size of a fist.
  60. Profile photo of Lw
    Lw Male 18-29
    13 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 12:16 am
    what`s going on in the background on the top right image ?
  61. Profile photo of Vipablaz
    Vipablaz Male 13-17
    191 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 12:26 am
    what are they doing in the back on pic number 1?
  62. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 1:08 am
    It appears to be people posing in a obnoxious pyramid formation.
  63. Profile photo of metalm0rgan
    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
    110 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 1:58 am
    "Now with added spinal problems!"
  64. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 8:55 am
    "Mom pants looked cool back then because mom wasn`t grossly overweight."

    Quite true, dear Watson.
  65. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:48 am
    I lol`d.
  66. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 9:49 am
    @Lw

    I don`t even want to know.
  67. Profile photo of mulan182
    mulan182 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    beta to the maxxx
  68. Profile photo of Genocyde
    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    30 minutes on a full charge...damn how can I resist 30 full minutes?
  69. Profile photo of togoth
    togoth Male 13-17
    129 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 1:09 am
    its the haircuts that really crack me up
  70. Profile photo of Stelly
    Stelly Male 30-39
    317 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 8:24 am
    its the haircuts that really crack me up

    Have you been outside lately? They`re coming back and it`s your generation to blame....
  71. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    June 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    cell phones were like that back then
  72. Profile photo of Rainwolf28
    Rainwolf28 Female 18-29
    82 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    May 27,1990, yes I giggled. But I also no in a few years the little kids will look back at our cd players, walkmans, big ass ipods, and vhs`s and wonder how the hell those things worked XD. They`ll laugh at us like some of us giggled and laughed at this. lol

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