Thirty year old gadgets already antiques.
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Thirty year old gadgets already antiques.

Those of us who have been around for a while would recognize a floppy disk or an 8-track player if we saw them. What about the iPod generation? A group of researchers took a collection of old gadgets from the 80s and 90s and showed them to a group of Quebec kids. They asked the youngsters to guess the function of such gadgets as a floppy disk, an 8-track player and a rotary phone. The results are on this video. Enjoy!

From: DVICE & Brodie Beta

Bob Benedetti

<p>Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal</p>

  • Allan

    This is a riot.
    How many times have I thought about these things.
    Boy – are we getting older – LOL.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm Reply
  • Peter Anthony Holder


    It seems to be that technology is moving faster, yet each generation knows so little about the previous. As kids, I think we knew more about the inventions of the past that were no longer in use then the kids of today know about our stuff. It’s ironic that with a generation that has so much information at their fingertips via the Internet, that their frame of reference still seems to be shorter than ours. I’m not necessarily talking about kids as young as the one in this video, but teenagers who don’t seem to have a clue about anything that predates them.


    January 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • mitchell

    Your a mad dood l wish you could do something on my blog.

    August 23, 2011 at 1:45 am Reply

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