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Poll: "I can still remember...."


Poll #1572919 Feeling old yet?

Television:

I've turned on the TV and waited for ALL the tubes to warm up.
0(0.0%)
I've seen stations sign on at the start of the broadcast day.
0(0.0%)
I've seen stations sign off of at the end of the broadcast day.
0(0.0%)
I've seen the purple swirl when the TV set was switched off.
0(0.0%)
I've changed channels with the manual *klunk* control.
0(0.0%)
I've adjusted the fine tuning, and the vertical hold.
0(0.0%)
I've used a black & white set.
0(0.0%)

Telephone:

I've used a party line.
0(0.0%)
I've used a rotary telephone.
6(13.6%)
I've used a pushbutton phone that was not TouchTone, but simulated rotary.
1(2.3%)
I've made calls, without SpeedDial, by dialing fewer than seven digits.
0(0.0%)
Dialing? I've asked the operator for BR-549 or similar.
0(0.0%)

Automobiles:

I remember when auto headlights were yellow and streetlights were blue.
1(2.7%)
I've paid less than a dollar a gallon for gasoline.
1(2.7%)
I've used a manual transmission.
4(10.8%)
I've adjusted the choke.
0(0.0%)
I've adjusted the spark.
0(0.0%)
I've started the car... with the hand-crank.
0(0.0%)
First you stoke the firebox, to build up the steam...
0(0.0%)
When I burned "ethyl" it wasn't alcohol.
0(0.0%)

Home music:

I've set the needle in the groove to hear the music.
9(21.4%)
I've threaded the tape from one reel to the other.
0(0.0%)
I've used 8-track, and it wasn't historical curiosity.
0(0.0%)
My first "surround sound" was Quadraphonic.
0(0.0%)
I've used the FIRST digital music recording: PAPER piano rolls.
0(0.0%)
You want music, you learn to play an instrument.
0(0.0%)

My first radio:

Was a crystal set.
6(14.0%)
Was AM only and had tubes.
4(9.3%)
Was AM only, but transistorized.
11(25.6%)
Was AM/FM.
18(41.9%)
Was FM. What's this AM stuff, anyway?
0(0.0%)
Is a digital/satellite receiver.
0(0.0%)
Radio? Is that like streaming audio over wireless?
0(0.0%)

My first home computer:

Has multiple cores, processors, and screams along at a few GHz.
0(0.0%)
Was a dual-CPU thing that clocked somewhere over 1 GHz.
0(0.0%)
Was 32 bit and clocked at hundreds of MHz
7(16.3%)
Was 16 bit and IBM, or close enough.
8(18.6%)
Was 16 bit, but NOT "PC Compatible"
7(16.3%)
Was 8 bit.
12(27.9%)
Was 8 bit, and not something most have seen up close.
6(14.0%)
Was 8 bit and built from a kit.
3(7.0%)
Kit, Schmitt trigger. I had a book or magazine, a microprocessor and a soldering iron.
0(0.0%)

Some other stuff:

I remember when battery powered watches were new.
0(0.0%)
I remember when digital watches were new - and were L *E* D and didn't display constantly.
1(2.4%)
I've used a manual typewriter.
3(7.1%)
I've used sliderule - and so did many around me.
0(0.0%)
My first calculator's display was L *E* D.
0(0.0%)
GPS? Gimme a compass and a map and I'll be fine.
0(0.0%)

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