Smokey and the Bandit? Rubber Duck? Convoy? If the above looks familiar, and any of those ring a bell, you are probably old. Or you are a long-haul trucker, and I apologize.
And, if you have ever used one for its original purpose, you are really old! For a while, the receptacle for these found new life as a source for 12V power for cell phones, radar detectors, CD players (!!), CB radios (!!!!!), and other electronic gear. But, over time, it turned out to be easier… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 4
I am not sure if identifying this as a Rolodex® is what makes you old, or if it is that you know what a business card is, but if you correctly identified this as a Rolodex you are old for sure. For those of you who didn’t know what it was, it is what your… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 3
This was a big thing back in 1981. Western MicroData Enterprises Ltd. wrote Norad for the Apple ][ and I spent a bit of time saving the US from Russian nuclear missiles coming over the pole. Plus ça change…
This is the first of possibly many, “If you know what this is, you are old…” posts. These were the cat’s meow, the bee’s knees, the best thing since sliced bread (or pull-top beer), the jelly in the jelly-roll, and so on. Elephant Memory Systems 5 1/4″ single- or double-sided diskettes were just what you… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old… Part 1 of many?