100 things your kids will never know about, old man

Wired has an interesting list up today of all the things your children will probably never know about or understand.

It’s likely familiar ground for those of us that came of age with technology of a different sort- those of us who were bowled over by the technological wizardry that was the original Lemonade Stand or Oregon Trail. Or those who sometimes get nostalgic for video games that were the size of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


The list is full of things that will definitely bring you back to the days when new gadgets and advances were fewer and further between, and much harder to come by. (I never had a Commodore 64, and I only got to play Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics at a friend’s house. And I liked it! I was happy to get it at three week intervals.)


Making the list are universally loved memories such as “blowing the dust out of a NES cartridge in the hopes that it’ll load this time.” “swimming pools with diving boards,” roller skates and just plain “privacy.” Also making the list are some “don’t let the door hit you” items such as writing checks, posting letters with a stamp and waiting for the hour and a half a week when the bank was actually open to get money.

Either way, you’re old, dude.

[100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About, Wired]