I remember when


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Jan31-08, 12:00 PM
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I thought it might be interesting to see what members can come up with as far as old technology that was replaced by newer technology, or new technology that took things to a new level.

One item per post. You may post another item as soon as someone posts after you, this will give everyone a chance. If you have information or pictures to go along with your item, please feel free to add it.

I'll start - I remember when toothpaste tubes were made out of metal.
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Pull tabs on Coke cans.
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Radios had tubes in them and they had to warm up for several minutes before the radio would work.

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Eight-track tapes that would change tracks mid-song. CLUNK-CLUNK!!
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When the internet was steam-powered.
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I remember when cars had dashboards made of painted unpadded steel with no seat-belts.
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Jan31-08, 01:40 PM
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I remember when there were no handheld calculators.
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I remember when writing a computer program meant sitting at a huge punch-card console, turning in the stack of cards, and waiting days for a print-out.
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I remember typing too fast on the typewriter, and the little things that hammer the letters onto the ribbon (the type bars?) getting tangled together.
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I remember having to buy naphtha and flints to keep my cigarette lighter working.
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Our first remote control for the TV was connected by wires.
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Jan31-08, 02:06 PM
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I remember when TVs were so rare that people would congregate at the houses of other to watch a special show. All B&W, of course.
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I remember the good old days before nostalgia.

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78s........
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
78s........
are those for Victrolas?
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Yes, but most regular record players would play 78s as well.

My grandmother had a large collection of 78s and a Victrola.
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Yes, but most regular record players would play 78s as well.

My grandmother had a large collection of 78s and a Victrola.
I don't know how old you are---did you play cylinder records when you were a kid?

my grandparents left one of the players and some of those cylinder records out to be thrown away when I was there one time when I was a kid--I guess that's how some things get more rare


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