My Dad died at the age of 88 at the end of 2012. His feelings were just the opposite. He knew we would all live through electronics until our demise. He also wanted with all his heart to learn this new age but my mother would not allow it in the house. To this day I feel bad that I didn't try to introduce him to more than I did.My Dad, God Rest His Soul, at the beginning of the computer age, said to me, "This computer stuff is just a fad, it will never last".
As some guys get older they may need a different kind of erector set.I have my old Erector Set and Lincoln Logs. Wished I still had my JC Higgins (Sears) 24" bike, with the horn in the tank, and the whitewall tires, with streamers in the handle bars.
Wait I’m hearing with oil barrel selling in the negative the gas is going for less than a dollar in some parts of the USA? Are we getting younger?
Under a buck!!!! Good Lord, I probably have underwear as old as you. I used to get gas for $28.9 a gallon when I started driving. This was during the gas wars. I'm only 66 and don't really consider myself old. I remember when gas hit $1 and people went nuts.
I pumped it at $0.28. Wore a uniform with a bow tie, had to wipe your windows and offer to check your oil.
I recall our first color TV, clothes dryer, and phone answering machine. NASA was probably the only one to have a computer when I graduated HS. We'd survive just fine, at least most of us.Ever wonder what life would be like, without the internet? What would our world around us look like, feel like? I still have my pager and my small vinyl squeeze purse full of coins for the pay phones, which are really from another century.
When I went to the university to study EE, we were told the university had "a computer". That was hot stuff. But not for long, the IBM PC came out about the same time, the Macintosh 3 years later.I recall our first color TV, clothes dryer, and phone answering machine. NASA was probably the only one to have a computer when I graduated HS. We'd survive just fine, at least most of us.