There are many things that have gone the way of the Dodo over the past twenty or thirty years. Technology has grown at an almost alarming rate, rendering most of the cool, cutting-edge gadgets of our youth to museum pieces.
Which is the only place our children are going to get a glimpse of these 10 items that were once considered amazing feats of design and engineering.
I doubt any of them will be any worse for the wear.
#10. Walkman (or Discman)
Your kids can’t even imagine having to swap out actually tapes or CDs to switch up their music.
#9. Rotary Phones
Any phone that’s attached to a wall and a cord, basically.
#8. Disposable Camera
Can you even remember what it was like to not know right away whether your pictures were good or not? Then again, there was something exciting about finding a stray camera and not knowing what was on it until the pics were developed.
I mean, kids now don’t even have a use for a DVD player.
#6. Phone Book
Why would you need to look up a number without Google? If you don’t have a webpage, you don’t exist.
#5. Car Window Cranks
How long until the mime move of “rolling down a window” goes away entirely?
That moment when your article references another letter, and another letter, and suddenly you’re surrounded by a stack of thick books instead of a browser full of tabs.
#3. Floppy Disks
Remember when they were ACTUALLY floppy, even? I am old.
#2. A Not-Flat Television
My uncle had one when I was a kid that didn’t even have a remote. The bulky televisions that took at least two people to carry are basically dinosaurs at this point.
This is how our parents got ahold of us in high school – but we required pay phones to complete the process of calling home to check in.
h/t: Tip Hero