Things Your Kids May Never Know About

July 24, 2009

Now that I am a dad I get drawn to different types of topics that never really interested me.

So I came across this one and it made me sad because it’s so true.

Being a geek myself I enjoyed reading about the “good old” days and i made it my mission to at least teach my child about all the great gadgets from the past.

here are my top 10 that i hope our children will remember because we tell them about it.

  1. Inserting a VHS tape into a VCR to watch a movie or to record something
  2. Sending that film away to be processed
  3. The scream of a modem connecting
  4. 5- and 3-inch floppies
  5. Screens being just green (or orange) on black
  6. Phone books and Yellow Pages
  7. Waiting several minutes (or even hours!) to download something
  8. Putting film in your camera: 35mm may have some life still, but what about APS or disk?
  9. LEGO just being square blocks of various sizes, with the odd wheel, window or door
  10. Finding out information from an encyclopedia – times before Google and Bing

There are plenty more here

Don’t Copy That Floppy 2: Don’t Copy Harder

July 8, 2009

He’s ba-ack. Well, he’s back if you know who I’m talking about and if you don’t then I guess he’s just here.

I’m talking about MC Double Def DP, star of 1992’s ‘Don’t Copy That Floppy’ anti-piracy campaign. (DP is for ‘Digital Protector’. Yeah.)

Context, for those unfamiliar with DP:

An effective campaign. I have copied NO floppies since seeing that video.

Now witness his triumphant return.