AH YESSSSSS—THE GROWING UP YEARS—“BEFORE” TECHNOLOGY MINIATURIZED…AND LIFE WAS SIMPLER (?)
Children of the ’80s and early ’90s had to endure the mental anguish of trying to manually untwist the insides of a cassette tape, but all in all, I look back and think we were pretty damn lucky.
Now: Pinterest and “vision boards”
Then: A bulletin board filled with color-coordinated push pins, pictures of teen heartthrobs, quotes created from random cutout letters that end up looking more like white trash ransom notes and school pictures of friends that perfectly captured their awkwardness. Speaking of which…
Now: Selfies (for the record, I have never taken a “selfie”)
Then: Cameras. People took pictures when something special happened, not when they ate breakfast. As kids, school picture day was a big deal with the most important decision being what “laser”-color background you wanted. You couldn’t wait to get the free black plastic comb so you could bend that sucker back and forth a…
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