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Let's see all your photographs of objects that a common preteen/teenager (or even someone older) would not recognize or understand. I'll start.


Obsolete
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They still use projectors, for now, but most of them are digital now.

And the good south wind still blew behind, by astroberkman17, on Flickr

Old projector in a theater.




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These two devices involved sitting down and learning how to type. The 1541 door would open up and your document would be pulled out on paper. Great for 1980's student assignments. It used to use paper 15 inches by 41 inches long. Sales plummeted after teachers complained students mocked them for carrying the 'toilet paper' like scrolls of student essays out to their cars.






This device was one of the earliest home computers. TRS-80 and offered one color of screen text - white on black. Background photos, screen savers and email alerts were not available in this edition.



Music albums available on 8 tracks at a time. It was difficult to carry around 8 track tape players while you jogged until the shoulder strap version came out.



A very rare 1960's Frisbee cleaning machine for people who loved playing Frisbee.



One of the earliest pita cutting machines out. It rotated at 33 and 45 RPM speeds (rounds per minute) and the needle would cut your pita bread into small strings. Yummy!



When children couldn't get along at the supper table, they'd be sent into the basement to eat at the Mean Green Table. A divisible table where you'd keep to yourself, no fighting over food. A safety net ensured you couldn't slide plates or salt and pepper containers at your sibling.

The paddles were an extra option in case you had to spank one's bottom. There were available in the 'Lil Bastard' version.



People used to buy wooden shelves to hold 'books'. A book was a collection of paper upon which text was printed. They were great for reading at bedtime without distracting your partner with glaring light. They could be read in waiting rooms, on docks at camp, in passenger seats of a car. People could even buy empty ones and write in them using a device known as a 'pen' or 'pencil'. These artistic drawings or stories were then framed and hung up, read aloud in class, or hidden under a mattress as a form of 'diary'.

Nowadays we can talk into our devices for memos and diaries, and tablets can be used at the beach where the sunlight is sure to reflect in our face. However one needs a tablet lest they miss a Facebook notification or Tweet about breakfast sausage while on holiday surrounded by nature.



And... finally, how most people my age view the younger generation's social interactions. (*)



(*) disclaimer: based only on the grumpy old folks I've bothered to survey as to whether mobile devices are helping or hindering social skills.







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These two devices involved sitting down and learning how to type. The 1541 door would open up and your document would be pulled out on paper. Great for 1980's student assignments. It used to use paper 15 inches by 41 inches long. Sales plummeted after teachers complained students mocked them for carrying the 'toilet paper' like scrolls of student essays out to their cars.

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#1 is actually a Commodore 64 home computer. #2 is the 1541 floppy diskette drive, which used 5.25" floppy diskettes. It doesn't have anything to do with paper. I spent about 8 years playing video games with the Commodore 64 and its 1541 drive.

To get a game to work, you inserted the diskette and then typed:

Load "*",8,1

EDIT: LOL I'm an idiot! I didn't read closely enough, but I finally see what you did there!



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table tennis... obsolete ?




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table tennis... obsolete ?


Table tennis was declared obsolete in the early 90s by Congress when it was discovered that table tennis did not produce the requisite annoying sounds, music, flashy pictures, lack of social interaction, and ass growth required by kids of the day.




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table tennis... obsolete ?


No - but without the paddles someone of younger years might mistake it for a very large quilting table.




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Let's see all your photographs of objects that a common preteen/teenager (or even someone older) would not recognize or understand. I'll start.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8577/16579779068_b2e3eb8ed5_c.jpg
Obsolete
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I actually paid for gas on one of those at a little store in NW North Carolina about 3 years ago out on a bike trip.




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This was once a very nice jukebox; someone looted the faceplate shortly after this was taken.


With this: you can now watch porn on your own Wang...


This place still takes MasterCharge cards...


This one gives you your shoe size, and a tumor...




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With this: you can now watch porn on your own Wang...
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Not obsolete - that's a perfectly good dummy terminal.
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[02:33:56] <Valkyre> Astro your whole life is ruled by the sentence ' life is better without clothes on'
[22:16:00] <DSomms> it was normal until astro got here
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I recognize those Astro. Those are the things you buy to make your shelves look full!




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[02:33:56] <Valkyre> Astro your whole life is ruled by the sentence ' life is better without clothes on'
[22:16:00] <DSomms> it was normal until astro got here
Astro: Patron Saint of Drains
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You know, I still like having a real book.




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Couple cool things I've gotten to photograph


Emperor Wang the Perverted by lowkeyimagedesign, on Flickr



Swollensak by lowkeyimagedesign, on Flickr



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People used to buy wooden shelves to hold 'books'. A book was a collection of paper upon which text was printed.


Hey now! That's my job you're talking about.

...;___;

(Nice work on the photos everyone!)




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Some sort of switch board




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