Saturday, February 11, 2017

Technology Was Completely Different Just 20 Years Ago

Going to the video store when you felt like watching something.
And trying to figure out which cover to take to the counter.
1Actually, Technology                                         Was Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Having to rewind the entire film on VHS before being able to watch it.
“Be kind, rewind!” was your mantra.
2Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Having to flip over the tape to watch the second half of the movie.
3Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And the feeling of helplessness when the tape was irreparably damaged.
4Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Sacrificing the internet when someone wanted to make a phone call.
And always playing solitaire or pinball in the meantime.
5Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Groaning whenever you heard the dial up tone.
6Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And knowing someone in the house could always be listening in on your calls.
7Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Flipping through this CD case just to find that one song on that one album.
8Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Spending hours crafting the perfect mix CD.
9Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And feeling heartbroken when you saw this.
10Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Memorising your friends numbers and having to arrange exactly what time you’d call them.
11Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Recording your favourite songs by sitting quietly around a radio.
12Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And manually writing out the lyrics to a song by playing it over and over again.
13Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Having to let go of a question that’s nagging at you because you can’t just “Google it”.
14Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Not being able to retake a photo.
15Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Not knowing a picture was bad until after getting the film developed.
Leaving you stuck with red eye and double chins that will haunt you for life.
16Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And eventually upgrading to taking selfies on your grainy webcam.
Front facing cameras were a game changer.
17Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Actually having to use a TV guide.
And cross referencing and highlighting what you were going to watch.
18Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

The disappointment of seeing this screen.
19Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

Getting up at a specific time to catch your favourite show.
You’d cancel plans to watch TV because otherwise who knows when you’d get to see an episode you missed?
20Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

And testing your patience when you had to type using this keyboard.
Typing “hello” took thirteen clicks. Thirteen.
21Actually, Technology Was                                         Completely Different Just 20                                         Years Ago!

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