Things Receding into the Past

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5 months 2 weeks ago - 5 months 2 weeks ago #33136 by Isamorph
The linked article is actually more for older people since most millennials have no memories of such things. But a millennial or an older person who happen to find old books of Green Stamps can still redeem them for rewards in stores and catalogues, although it would take quite a few stamps to buy a new phone.

I liked the mention of Slide Rules, which I was never adept at using. But 20 years ago I saw an extensive collection of exhibited Slide Rules at a M.I.T. museum in Boston, and many of them were works of art.

www.businessinsider.com/things-millennials-have-never-heard-of-2017-12

www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/10/22/356937347/the-slide-rule-a-computing-device-that-put-a-man-on-the-moon

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule

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5 months 1 week ago #33243 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Hmmm...brings to mind many, many things as pertain to younger folks & cluelessness nowadays=>
Cars without video screens ??
Sears, Roebuck & Co. ??
Neighborhood bake shops (is this where to get a sauna) ??
Butcher shop (a place to get a really cheap/bad haircut) ??
Captain Kangaroo ??
Mister Rogers ??
Printed books ??
Card games played with actual, physical cards ??

And soon , all the really young ones who will not know of Sears, Toy'r'Us & many such longtime icons which will have been gone before their times...
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5 months 1 week ago #33266 by lexusl21
One thing is for sure only really old people talk like that bro. Lol

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5 months 1 week ago #33312 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
As I've said many, many times:
Newer is NOT a synonym for 'better'.
(And alot of stuff that's over 50 years old IS definitely better made.)

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