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Random: Stone Knives and Bearskins 
4th-May-2009 10:55 pm
DS9 Temporal Mechanics
I have this old tech in my possession, stuff I've not used in years: but during my last few dinners in my apartment, I've pulled it out and been using it again. They're called "videotapes," and I'm amused at just how much they now make me feel like I'm using stone knives and bearskins. Anyone else felt the same about something once new and fresh that you grew up with? I'm tempted to go on eBay and buy an Atari 2600 and see what that does for me.
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5th-May-2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I am not sure that it makes me feel like I am from the stone age. I have always tried to keep up with technology, albeit on the trailing edge - as new things come in, the old stuff goes down in price - and I have learned to wait.

Interesting you mention the Atari. I recently downloaded some of the Commander Keen episodes, simply because they were amongst the first games I played, like Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest. I also have a pretty decent 35mm SLR film camera. And, I have a decent turntable from a stereo I bought over 20 years ago. I did sell a huge whack of CDs once for rent, but I have all the LPs I ever bought with the exception of a tiny handful that got lost, left at parties, loaned out and never returned. The CDs I don't miss. The few LPs that went missing have pretty well been recovered in CD form. There is one I am still looking for.

It doesn't make me feel like I am from the stone age, but sometimes it does make me feel my age.
7th-May-2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Well, the LP and turntable thing has become increasing accepted as a "purist" or retro thing, so I think you and your analog music are just in danger of seeming to be snobbish rather than just old. :-)
7th-May-2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
I can avoid the snobbish label by not getting a tube amplifier :)
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