Of Donkey Kong And Record Players
Good evening. Did you know that you're old? Like, really old? I think your family has started the "do we put him/her in a home or just let the poor old fucker die in his/her own house" conversation amongst themselves. I feel your pain as I've come to that conclusion myself. Every day my children remind me that I'm plodding along that road to the dirt nap at an ever more brisk pace and that, "they don't do it like that anymore, Dad." Do you remember when you could get a piece of technology that didn't become obsolete within a year? When they released a new model of whatever gadget every few years instead of like now where it's still the same piece of tech just in a shiny new outfit just like Barbie. Remember Barbie - the tramp with a million jobs and the gay boyfriend? My kids don't but that may just be the type of children they are.
What brought about this stunning revelation is the short video below. In it, they give a piece of what was cutting edge technology at some point in time to different children and ask them what they think it is used for. My issue is that I'm intimately familiar with every piece of gadgetry they trudge out and I don't recall that happening before. I think this is the first time I've said to myself, "wait...it wasn't that long ago that we used this stuff. The kids are absolutely mystified by a lot of the items and it kind of makes me wonder if the kids are just stupid or if I really should just start making plans to give all my money to that guy who called and asked me for my bank info and start my quick descent into dementia.
I apologize that the video is subtitled as it takes place somewhere named Montreal. I expect that, since it is such, nobody will watch it. Much like most foreign films that find a North American release.
A camera, son? Really? A camera? That one lad at the end does seem to have a promising career as a DJ to look forward to though.
Source: That Daily What