The World They Will Never Know.

Over the weekend, we were visiting with my parents. While the kids were playing, we started talking about the new iPhone release and how some people were disappointed with the “minor” changes that were made. I said something to the effect of “what do people want? A freaking hologram?” And my dad answered, “Yes.”

The conversation then shifted to all the things that “kids these days” have. You know, the iThis&That, the DSs, the cell phones, the everything. While we were discussing this, my eight year old niece was using my iPad, the five year old niece was playing on the DS, and my three year old was watching a DVD.

As we continued chatting, we started to make a list of things that my children {and yours and yours} will never know.

Such as…

  • VCRs  ~ does anyone even still have these?
  • Cassette Tapes ~ I really miss a good mixed tape. 
  • Paying with cash ~ The only time I have to pay cash is at the farmer’s market, flea market, or fairs. And even then I have to hit the ATM {tap MAC, remember that?} before I go. 
  • Writing a check ~ Your bank does that for you! And if you are really lucky, most bills can be paid online with a credit card. We only have to write out a few checks each month {water, sewer, and daycare}. 
  • Snail Mail ~ Sadly, postal mail is almost obsolete. It’s very rare that we get a ton of mail. What we get in a week is probably what my parents used to get in a few days. Which brings me to…
  • Catalogs ~ Every time I get a catalog in the mail, I promptly hop on the website and cancel the catalog. What do I need the catalog for if I can browse it online?
I was having one of those moments were my mind was blown thinking about what in the world is someone going to come up with next. Seriously, think about that for a minute. Think about all of the new technology we have had in the past 30 years {thanks to people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and many other leaders in the technology world}. Mind blowing right? 
It’s not going to stop. 

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  1. SO SO true! we do have a vcr though. in braedon's room because he doesn't know how to use a dvd player yet & all he has to do is push the tape into the vcr. colton however does have a dvd player.

    we were just talking about this too over the weekend at colton's party, all he wanted to do was play angry birds on the phones, a few people were blown away that he was so good with the phone & knew exactly what to do/how to use it.

    times are changing. i got my first laptop at highschool graduation. my sister got her first laptop for her 13th birthday … at this rate our kids will have them in 2nd grade

  2. As a high school teacher, I think about this a lot when the kids talk about or use their technology. It makes me wonder if this is what my grandma thought as she was growing up about all the new technologies that were emerging. What an exciting time to be alive.

  3. It is so crazy to think about all these things that our kids won't even know about. Technology moves sooo fast these days. I can't imagine what they will come up with next!

  4. I think the thing that saddens me most is there is sooo much of it that kids have lost the ability to just play, with simple things. How we used to find objects and make believe they were something else. I think they are missing a lot..

  5. Very true, I actually hadn't thought much about it. Although I saw something the other day 'make washing hands easy for kids with this music player that times them'…because they can't wash hands without music? Some of the technology makes me giggle.

  6. first- LOVE backyardigans! 🙂

    two- I have some holiday specials on vhs and a vcr for it!

    I also wonder what the future will bring….what did we do without cell phones/mobile internet?

  7. My husband and I still laugh about our first "car phones" that were bag phones. Mine was basically the size of an old desk phone with a spiral cord attaching the handset to the dial pad/base! The whole thing was in a black bag that was almost the size of a shoe box. Now we have smart phones and our son can use our iPads better than us sometimes!

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