Sunday, July 24, 2011

Things my Daughter May Never Know About...

Beatrice turns three later this year and Wired Magazine has provided me with a list of 100 things she pretty definitely won't know about except through movies and the fact her father's about 40 years older than she is. Frankly, some of these things are already pretty much gone - Beta, televisions that were serious furniture instead of wall hangings, rotary telephones. Oh, and phones with actual bells inside of them.

No mention of whether any actual books will be available in ten years time.

Interesting that the Star Wars prequals serve as spoilers now. Hadn't thought of that, but then I saw Star Wars in the theaters when it first came out...

Got to admit that some of the tech references mean nothing to me. SCSI?

I did have a video game for Commodore 64 that required you to takeoff and fly about on one floppy disk, then, if you went too far, you had to insert another disk to continue flying, then if you wanted to get back to your aircraft carrier, you had to reinsert the first disk. And, of course, you could do your homework while waiting for each upload.


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