100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

Stumbled across a great article on the Wired website today, and thought it would be worth linking to for your enjoyment.

There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week’s 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore’s Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks.

That is, of course, unless we tell them all about the good old days of modems and typewriters, slide rules and encyclopedias

    Computers and Videogaming

  1. Wires. OK, so they’re not gone yet, but it won’t be long
  2. The scream of a modem connecting.
  3. The buzz of a dot-matrix printer
  4. 5- and 3-inch floppies, Zip Discs and countless other forms of data storage.
  5. Using jumpers to set IRQs.
  6. DOS.
  7. Terminals accessing the mainframe.
  8. Screens being just green (or orange) on black.

Click here to read the full article.


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One Response to “100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About”

  1. Andrew Waite says:

    Nice list!

    Personally I won’t miss most of the list, but I did enjoy the sound of modem communications (I’m strange that way!)

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