My six-year-old asked me this question and it made me wonder if she would ever use one. There are so many things my kids don’t understand because things have changed. And though I try to change with the times, I find myself telling my kids how much better they have it (just like my parents used to tell me). And it’s true. The facts are the facts. So, here’s a list of things my kids likely will never experience.
TV commercials that can’t be fast-forwarded
Scheduled radio and TV programming – since pretty much everything is available on demand
TV Guide Magazine/Book
(Got the TV Guide picture from a blog called B-Side on which the author posted ads from this 1986 issue).
Phones with cords
Aqua Net Hairspray (Unless there’s a potato cannon involved)
Cars without movie players
Saturday morning cartoons - now you can watch Dora 24/7
Pink Ice Jewelry
Big thick TVs with no remote
Enormous stereo systems (that had enormous head phones to go with them)
A boombox on your shoulder (um, why was that cool?)
Jelly shoes. I guess crocs are the modern-day version of those.
A Mix Tape
The orignal MTV