Kids These Days
By Kyzia Maramara
Before technology blew our heads off with different generations of iPhones and the news announcing they’re inventing a flying taxi, there were these items. Before the instant photos and Spotify playlists you can easily ‘link’ to your friends, there were these items. Kids these days won’t know the simple joys in life we had. Let’s take a walk down memory lane!
Cassettes and VHS
Ah the beauty of mixtapes kids will never understand. Nowadays it’s replaced by Spotify and illegal downloading. Remember rewinding cassettes after the whole playlist is over so you can listen to it again? It was a struggle but so was rewinding the VCR after a movie! And if the tape gets all screwed up, you have to say goodbye to the movie.
These are not the 3D printed versions of the save icons on your computer, kids! And you’ll never know the simple pleasure of sliding the metal part.
Before MP3s wiped it out teenagers would walk the streets with their Walkman in hand. Of course they also had to take with them multiple CDs of their favorite albums but it was all worth the sacrifice.
You kids will never understand how it feels to flip repeatedly through the sleeves of a CD book and get frustrated because you can’t find your Blink-182 CD.