I can remember back in elementary school how not many people had computers. I can remember being in third grade and I was one of the very few kids in my class who had a computer at home. Now today, lot of people have computers. I bet lot of kids today in school have a computer at home while 15 years ago, lot of them didn’t.
I can remember whenever we had to do reports, we had to go to the library to look up information and check out books. Today, using the internet is very common and printing off papers for research when we are doing a report.
And man how big those laundry detergent boxes were, now they are smallar.
I can remember how people can smoke in public places, now they can’t anymore.
I can remember in hotels, you were given a key to your room, now you are given a card and you put it in the door and it opens.
I can remember old video games and they were not 3D. Donkey Kong Country was one of the first 3D games in the 90’s made by Rare. I can even the N64 coming out when I was in 5th grade. I would play Super Mario 64 at Blockbuster. back then I thought the graphics were very good and wonderful, now today I think it was just the start of them when games were becomming 3D. I don’t think they are that great because I have seen the modern ones; Wii, PS3, Xbox 360. I can remember when Gamecube came out, I thought “Wow the graphics are better than Nintendo 64.”
Oh yeah I can remember showing my pesky neighbor the old graphics for the very first Zelda game in a magazine and he said “It was gay.” he said the same for SNES too. Well he was used to the N64 ones and Gamecube.
Anyone remember when the very first Nintendo came out, I am sure you guys thought those were great graphics because they were better than the Atari ones. Then the SNES came out in '91 and boy they were better than the NES ones but they continued making the games for it for another three years. But with SNES they stopped in 1997. With N64, they stopped before the Gamecube was even released even though they released three more games for it in 2002. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3 was one of them.
Discs were something new too, the very first Playstation, Sega Saturn, Sega CD and I am not sure if the 3DO was cartridges or discs.
Back then you could not go online with video games, now you can. Dreamcast was one of the first ones and PS2.
I can remember back when my brothers were little, how toddlers sat in those little car seats with the arm that goes across their lap. Even I sat in one of those when I was 3. Now today, those aren’t around anymore and the car seats look a lot different. Now kids up to 80 lbs have to be in one. It was not like that in the 90’s. My brothers certainly weren’t in car seats when they were four years old or five.
Even diapers have changed, they were all plastic when my brothers and I were babies, then about 1996, I started to see cloth like ones. Our next door neighbors had a two year old so that’s how I saw them. Now today, lot of them are cloth like. I do not know if any of them are still plastic cover. That’s why I don’t like it when I see AB’s complain about their diapers not being plastic, especially them not being thick enough but guess what, baby diapers have gotten thinner too over the years. Mine were very thick but in the early 90’s, they were thinner.
My dad told me pampers were the thickest and there were thin diapers too but they all weren’t very good so they used Pampers on me.
My back then how it used to be the thicker they were the more they held, now today all of them are thin and they still hold.
I even wonder if parents can still put their infants in car seats instead of in infant carriers. My parents never used a infant carrier on me, they always had me in the car seat but they had to face the seat and about the time they are a year old, they can face forward. I can remember seeing that in the 90’s too with one of our neighbors who lived down the street from us.
And those cell phones. I can remember the ones that looked like walkie talkies. They had antennas on the top and the phones were big and you had to put them on the huge charger. Then they changed and they were still big but they had flaps where the buttons were. You could now pull down the antennas and pull them up. My dad had both of those. he still does. I have found them out in the granary unless those got water on them too and also had to be tossed out along with our other board games and puzzles. They got all moldy.
Then by the year 2000, they were small. By 2003 you could play games on them too.
My how times have changed since I was little. It’s fun to watch movies that were made when you were a kid and look at the old stuff like the cars, cell phones, toys, computers, merchandise in stores such as the Tide laundry detergent and baby equipment. Even the internet has changed too since 1996. That was when I started using it. It was something new in my life and that was when my school got it and the teachers had to send home permission slips to the parents for them to sign to let their kid use the internet there. Then my family got it in 1997 and then my dad had to cancel it because of me. Then he got it back a year later when we moved to Montana. Oh how I remember dial up and slow it was. Then he got DSL in 2002. He needed it for his business.