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February 20, 2011 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm #595177
Whats on your mind ? want to talk about the good old days?February 20, 2011 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #863567
Surely you jest. You hit 40 Goq?February 20, 2011 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #863568deiyezoogerMember
can i be included anyway?February 20, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #863569mamashtakahMember
We’re beyond 40. Who remembers? 🙂February 20, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #863570aries2756Participant
The good old days when people weren’t so rude and sarcastic?February 20, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #863571ZeesKiteParticipant
I remember whe <OOPS.. to young for this thread>February 20, 2011 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #863572
hard to believe isnt it tums?February 20, 2011 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #863573mamashtakahMember
A friend on FB the other day posted something about “who remembers when you had to walk to the TV to change the channel?” I asked her why she was asking, and she said she worked with a bunch of 20-somethings who had no idea TV used to be like that.February 20, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #863574
What’s TV?February 20, 2011 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #863575☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
What’s FB?February 20, 2011 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #863576
The good old days? You mean when people were taught spelling and grammar in school? And their parents reinforced it at home?February 20, 2011 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #863577
haifa if your over 40 u need to change your screennameFebruary 20, 2011 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #863578
I remember our family going to a my parents friends house every thanksgiving before such things became tabooFebruary 20, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #863579
TheGoq, when’d you hit yer 40th milestone?February 20, 2011 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #863580
been a couple yearsFebruary 20, 2011 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #863581
haifa if your over 40 u need to change your screenname
Sorry. In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.February 20, 2011 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #863582
My first job included proofing data punched on paper cards. Who knows what I am talking about?February 20, 2011 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #863583
In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.
That’s abuse of language. Surprising to have that coming from the enforcer.February 20, 2011 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #863584
punchcards? yes i remember thoseFebruary 20, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #863585always hereParticipant
My weekly consultation invoices were submitted typed with a carbon copy for myself 🙂February 20, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #863586
I remember punch cards, but my first data entry job was with diskettes. They were eight inches, I think.February 20, 2011 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #863587
In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.
That’s abuse of language. Surprising to have that coming from the enforcer.
Would you have us call every female who is post-bas mitzvah a woman?February 20, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #863588
Merriam-Websters defines a girls as “a female child from birth to adulthood.” I recall you objecting to the modern usage of the word gender, even though the dictionary lists it as an acceptable usage.February 20, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #863589
The first campaign buttons I remember said I like Ike
Who was Ike?February 20, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #863590always hereParticipant
are you being serious, cuz I don’t know?
Ike = Dwight D. EisenhowerFebruary 20, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #863591
Ike was Dwight Eisenhower, who was his vice president?February 20, 2011 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm #863592
What was Ike’s pastime?February 20, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #863593phillybubbyParticipant
golf?February 20, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #863594oomisParticipant
Nixon was the VP then. Do you remember victrolas?
I remember being able to walk to the local grocery store at age six and a half together with my five year old sister (crossing one little corner that was not heavily trafficked), to pick up a loaf of bread and a container of milk. In those days people could actually do that and not fear for their children’s safety. We were sent outdoors to play ALL DAY LONG, only coming in for lunch or bathroom breaks (and in those days we could go a long, long, time without needing the latter – halevai the same were true today).February 20, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #863595
we also would play with our neighbors kids even if they werent jewishFebruary 20, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #863596
I remember RCA’s logo of a dog & victrola but not the actual machineFebruary 20, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #863597
we also would play with our neighbors kids even if they werent jewish
we also would eat with our neighbors kids even if it wasnt kosherFebruary 20, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #863598
nipper was the dogs nameFebruary 20, 2011 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #863599apushatayidParticipant
So, who wants to talk colonoscopy?February 20, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm #863600A Woman Outside BrooklynParticipant
And playing in playgrounds that didn’t all look identical. When we skinned our knees, we had a boo-boo, not a lawsuit.February 20, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #863601
Rotary phones on a short cord, no voice mail (it just rang and rang), black and white TV, 13 channels for VHF and 50something? for UHF (or maybe the other way around), record player in a huge cabinet to play 16/33/45/78s, no AC, library books with a card in a pocket that got stamped with a due date, library cards with your name typed on it, running around the neighborhood and in and out of friends’ houses for hours, hearing the bell that meant YOU had to go home, bathtub with feet and no shower head, putting a bag of ice on the thermometer in our 3rd floor apt. of an 1800s house because we were freezing, listening to the radio for school closings, paying cash for everything and when you ran out having to go to the bank between 9-3 to withdraw more with your passport book, paying a penny for a piece of candy, a dime for a phone call from a booth on the corner, having to ask for unleaded regular instead of leaded regular gas…
In Jr. High I played on my mom’s work computer when she worked as a secretary, although she still use a typewriter and correction fluid. I first used a computer in college, on an Apple IIe with two 5.25″ disks (one for the program). Dot matrix printers, form feed paper, form feed paper jamming and having to start your print job over from the beginning and wasting all that paper. Buying hard tickets for a concert that were kept in a drawer, one complete set for each performance.February 20, 2011 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #863602
havent had one yet what do have to look forward to?February 20, 2011 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #863603
I remember when we replaced our outhouse.February 20, 2011 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #863604
What is an IBM S/360?
Answer w/o GoogleFebruary 21, 2011 1:42 am at 1:42 am #863605ZeesKiteParticipant
Probably some huge building with a million wires in it, hooked up to one little console.February 21, 2011 1:59 am at 1:59 am #863606
some huge ROOM with a million wires in it, hooked up to one little typewriter consoles were not in yet. The Operating system communicated with the operator via typewriter.
For some pix & desc see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System/360
The computer room was always air conditioned I remember one summer day the a/c in the office was out & we all moved in to the commuter room because that was on an independent systemFebruary 21, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #863607
Any more war stories?February 21, 2011 2:55 am at 2:55 am #863608
APY – I was knocked out for mine. Did you have to bite on ice cubes?February 21, 2011 3:01 am at 3:01 am #863609
I almost forgot – 8-track tapes!
wmbb – I got a big kick out of that article. Anything before DOS was before my time.February 21, 2011 3:17 am at 3:17 am #863610
DOS was just the breaking news when I started workingFebruary 21, 2011 3:23 am at 3:23 am #863611HealthParticipant
WC – “having to ask for unleaded regular instead of leaded regular gas…”
HAha. You paid more than me, I got leaded gas.February 21, 2011 3:36 am at 3:36 am #863612
Anyone else here remember driving the Model T?February 21, 2011 3:38 am at 3:38 am #863613mom of a fewMember
Who remembers colored stencils in school for our tests? Delaney cards for attendance. The first casio digital watches with an alarm–what a noveltyFebruary 21, 2011 4:03 am at 4:03 am #863614
Any one remember switching delaney cards on subs?
You do? Care explaining the joke to our juniors?February 21, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #863615commonsenseParticipant
i still like colored stencis, you were able to give out colored sheets for the same price, today all sheets are black and white because they are photocpied. Teachers still use delaney books. Banks open after 3 what a shock, we all catered to bankers hours instead of the other way around.
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