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Kids Look At 1980s Mobile Phones And Have No Clue What They Are

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That's a sad commentary on how little we teach children these days.

There are all sorts of things that I wasn't alive to see in use first hand, but I was taught history, and learned things. I wouldn't be puzzled at seeing a castle because I learned about them by reading history! I wouldn't be afraid of a steam locomotive either; I've seen pictures of them in books, and actual ones in museums.

I have to feel sorry for a generation of kids who will be so unprepared to handle life...

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yea I know what you mean Speed_Daemon, education is so important and no just that but there been stuff on TV over past 30 years talking bout mobile phones etc that it does make you sad when watching that segment

happy new year btw

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When I was younger, I remember it was hard to grasp the concept of anything happening before I was born, but obviously there was. I wonder if younger generations just plain refuse to accept that anything existed before they were born.

The ironic thing is that this is being discussed on a movie message board! When I saw my first "car phone" (way before cellular) I had already seen several similar phones in movies. Do these people refuse to watch movies older than they are, I wonder....

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yea exactly My GF's nephew who was born in the 90's knows how 80's mobile phones looked+ car phones etc by watching old films TV shows and documentaries etc

the 80's had great technology as you know like CD players, Video Cameras, DNA[Fingerprints]

CGI,Computers, Sky TV, Flat Screen TVs,Sega+Nintendo,Commodore+Amiga PCS ,Atari still known in console+PC bizz today,Pagers, Washing machines, Laptops,Hand held games, VHS+Betamax

musical theatre was put back on the map in worldwide terms with likes of:Cats, Starlight Express, Les Miserables, Chess,Phantom of the opera,Miss Saigon,

those phones that would change colour when it started ringing etc

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I agree with this whole topic, I don't have any kids yet but when I do have a kid I plan on teaching most of the things I grew up on in the 80s and 90s. I wasn't around in the 70s I still know what an A track is. I think kids today is just spoiled they don't need to look back and see what we had they have all this electronics to play with.

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Hey blaque108 how are you long time no speak, And yeah exactly that is what I'm goin to do as well....I mean I wasn't around in the 70's either and yet I still know what an A track is, or the comedians Morecambe + Wise, I know they stopped in mid 80's but they were also well known since the 50's

Well we had all electronics back in the 80's + 90's as well

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Exactly, and how are you I'm good.

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I wasn't around in the 70's either and yet I still know what an A track is


I'm kind of thinking that you don't.


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UMMMMMMMM Excuse me what made you think that, My dad had one along with his friends that I was shown- I also saw them on programmes bout growing up in the 70's and obviously people talking bout them at family parties etc etc so it is a number of things


I don't have to justify myself but:is a magnetic tape sound recording technology popular in the United States[1] from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s when the Compact Cassette format took over

So please don't insult my intelligence

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Well when you call an 8-Track an "A Track" and than profess to know all about them it does bring doubt to your statement. Not insulting your intelligence, just pointing out a lack thereof.


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Well I did get it right didn't I, Explaining what it was

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I agree with this whole topic, I don't have any kids yet but when I do have a kid I plan on teaching most of the things I grew up on in the 80s and 90s. I wasn't around in the 70s I still know what an A track is. I think kids today is just spoiled they don't need to look back and see what we had they have all this electronics to play with.


It really is scary that kids today don't know half of the stuff that we had used in previous decades. I remember reading an article some time ago that little school kids did not know what a VCR was. I remember the days when VCRs and boomboxes were prevalent. I used to rent videos from Blockbuster, and they would have that sticker on them saying "Please be kind and rewind.". I even remember the days when my local library would have videocassettes on display. My family would check out the those nice Caribbean travel guide videos, even though the content on those videos were a bit dated. They don't even have that type of stuff in the libraries anymore.

You dodge a question like a character dodges a punch on Mortal Kombat.-IceJJFish

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Lucy have you been watching that programme called: Back in time for dinner thatgo through different decades a year a day??

It is a different family this time then last year, And 80's one was on last week from 80-89 and the oldest daughter she was like 15 knew what a VCR was...... My nephew who is 4 knows what one is

Oh yes Blockbuster videos on a Friday/Saturday night great memories then my dad would get fish and chips or Pizza Hut etc to share between all of us :-]

Yeah them video's were bit dated those Caribbean travel guide videos for 80's standards,
I also watched some footage on VHS which my dad recorded in mid 80's in 86 and recorded me and my brother arguing of who's turn it was to go on the Nintendo NES playing Mario Bros- I remember it well - It was my birthday present and he was a annoying *beep* He said to me the other day I remember when you didn't let me go on Mario when it was mean't to be his go and when he cried when I beat him on points on Duck Hunt with the gunand also on video was us out in Spain and in the U.S, Germany etc etc there is like 12 hours worth on 2 tapes

Where you from Lucy?



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I'm fairly certain these kids know what castles and steam locomotives are.

There is no need to learn about outdated mobile phones. None.

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Castles and trains are different because they actually still exist. I bet if you saw a handheld device for making butter (not a large butter churn) you wouldn't know exactly what it was. There many things like that that become obsolete, and we no longer know what they are.

I saw a similar article recently on Huffington Post where they showed kids a Walkman. They didn't know what it was, some hadn't seen a cassette before, and thought it was ridiculous.

"There is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on." - Rod Serling

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Castles and trains are different because they actually still exist.

So do older telephones. That's the point--that history does live on in museums. And that includes butter churners and milk skimmers.

This culture that worships ignorance and calls the unknown names is all about ego, and not about actual knowledge. The cold hard fact is that all-attitude and no knowledge doesn't get people very far at all. Parents who want their kids to be even less informed are not good parents. And kids who are too busy taking selfies and other vainglory activities to learn facts have nobody but themselves to blame when they find that they can't get jobs. Lack of knowledge is not power.

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Hey Speed_Daemon I have agreed with you with what you have just said, Kids watch TV and many films with old stuff in them are shown or your mum and dad would show you pictures of stuff they had as a kid etc

I did reply to your last message btw lol

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This culture that worships ignorance and calls the unknown names is all about ego, and not about actual knowledge. The cold hard fact is that all-attitude and no knowledge doesn't get people very far at all. Parents who want their kids to be even less informed are not good parents. And kids who are too busy taking selfies and other vainglory activities to learn facts have nobody but themselves to blame when they find that they can't get jobs. Lack of knowledge is not power


I can agree with this.

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So what?

(Referring to the original post)

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Excuse me???? Who the hell do you think your talking to....... All I said was is that my dad and uncle had one as it was about 1980's mobile phones- So I will not apologise for this!

Talk about what the post is about!
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