Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

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How we got around without GPS navigation.

1 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

There was a time when we felt the world was getting better, not worse.


2 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Slamming down the receiver on a landline telephone. Pushing the red button is not nearly as satisfying.


3 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Taking pictures and then waiting for them to be developed to see if they turned out okay.


4 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

The beauty of being unreachable.


5 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Having to buy the entire album to get one song you liked, or else wait for it to come on the radio and record it. Missing any part of the song was unacceptable, and you had to wait until it was played again.



6 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Meeting up with a friend at the movies and having no way to communicate once you’ve left the house. Your friend doesn’t show. Is he coming? Should I continue to wait and stand at the precise spot we agreed on? Has he died? Did he forget? I’ll call home using a pay phone and hope my mom is there to tell me whether he left a message on the answering machine.


7 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Having to rewind the tape before returning it to the video store or else incurring a fee.


8 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Parents not knowing where their kids are and trusting them not to get into trouble.


9 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Having a three-ring binder of CDs for road trips.


10 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

“Can so-and-so come out to play?”


11 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

Not being able to watch whatever you wanted whenever you wanted. We actually had to look up the shows schedule in a TV guide and be available when it came on.


12 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

The street lamps means it’s time to go home.



13 Things Modern Children Won't Understand (19 pics)

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