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Otokichi

Kids react to...old stuff!

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Submitted for your approval, a walk into "Candid Camera" land where primary school kids come face to face with Stuff From The Past!

You watched movies on this thing?

Where does the paper go?

What's "film"?

What is THAT!?

"Nyan Cat"!?

How about teens? Are old games still cool? (Er, "Sick"?;)

"Doom"? Never heard of it.

"Duck Hunt"? It looks Old.

"A box? Oh, Nintendo NES!'

I see these in, like, old libraries...

"Gangnam Style"!?

Edited by Otokichi
Does thee know how to use yonder printing press?

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I have a typewriter, and my daughter uses it. Good for them to make the connection between pushing a key and having something appear on paper.

Someday, we'll be explaining cars that you have to actually drive.

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I'm on the alumni board at my old alma mater.  We have a museum on campus and host the kids for several days at the beginning of the year and other various nights of the week (parents' night, etc.).  Bar none, the old (1960s-era) typewriter is the thing they hone in on.  Every kid has to try the thing out and ultimately wind up getting the keys stuck, and then asking "how do you make it go back?" (enter the platen return!)

We are in the process of assembling an exhibit that'll have stuff like turntables, dial phones, film cameras, stuff they have no clue about.  It's really humbling to see how far technology has gone even since I was in school, much less the turn of the century.;)

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My still "in use" Pioneer receiver is close to 50 years old. I bought it in 1969 as a component for my first real stereo system. I still use the Harman Kardon speakers (packaged as SMG for Sam Goody stores) that I purchased the same day. I was 10 turning 11 at the time of purchase. Who knew I'd still have them?

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I have a typewriter or two... and an old Grundig turntable. I also have a Pioneer amplifier yet all my vinyls are in boxes and I can't listen to them. Maybe one day I will... I wish I had my old Polaroid :)  Wait, the PC I am using now is 17 years old... hard to work with it, it won't load most of the interesting stuff.

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Quite a few years ago we were sorting through stuff to sell for a yard sale. While cleaning out the closet, my daughter found a box of albums that I had packed away, her response was "Wow those are really big CD's" :grin:

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