#MicroblogMondays 11: Missing Childhood Items
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Last week, the kids and I were talking, and via this very convoluted path which included a discussion of Keith Haring and the Pop Shop, I mentioned address books.
“What’s an address book?” the ChickieNob asked.
WTF? Do you realize that kids today don’t know what an address book is? Their only reference point is the contacts app on their parent’s phone. They have no clue that we used to have paper books — usually with a hard cover — that we bought in museum shops and filled with the address and telephone numbers of our friends and family. And if we wanted to make a phone call, we had to drag that sucker out and flip to the correct page using the gradational tabs on the side to jump to the correct place in the alphabet.
What else from your childhood will kids never know about?
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