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LadyJane - 12 January 2019 08:47 AM
Is art imitating life or life imitating art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs6UcgiDwg0

Hannah responds:  “I second the “wow,” and add that I guess that shows you never know what might pop up when you do a google search!”  (end quotes)

Since we can see realistic dinosaurs chasing cars and wandering around in the woods, it shouldn’t surprise us if we see Kim Jong Un in a bubblebath breathlessly singing “Happy Birthday Mr. President.” 

Proof that impossible scenes can be realistically created:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_k0PJgxP_s

 

 
 
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LadyJane - 22 January 2019 08:57 AM

Rotary Phone Challenge

https://www.wimp.com/two-teenagers-attempt-to-dial-a-phone-number-with-a-rotary-phone/

I wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t posted this.  What else don’t they know how to do?  Read the original Declaration of Independence?  (that is, read or write script?)

If they heard a robin, could they identify it?

 
 
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LadyJane - 22 January 2019 08:57 AM

Rotary Phone Challenge

https://www.wimp.com/two-teenagers-attempt-to-dial-a-phone-number-with-a-rotary-phone/

I wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t posted this.  What else don’t they know how to do?  Read the original Declaration of Independence?  (that is, read or write script?)

If they heard a robin, could they identify it?

I once saw a grad student try to use a typewriter that had been put aside in the back of their office space.  He didn’t realize you had to put paper in it.

 
 
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LadyJane - 22 January 2019 08:57 AM

Rotary Phone Challenge

https://www.wimp.com/two-teenagers-attempt-to-dial-a-phone-number-with-a-rotary-phone/

I wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t posted this.  What else don’t they know how to do?  Read the original Declaration of Independence?  (that is, read or write script?)

If they heard a robin, could they identify it?

I once saw a grad student try to use a typewriter that had been put aside in the back of their office space.  He didn’t realize you had to put paper in it.

Also, they have forgotten how to patch their jeans.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4726702/Why-wearing-ripped-jeans.html

 
 
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Jan_CAN - 22 January 2019 10:28 AM
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LadyJane - 22 January 2019 08:57 AM

Rotary Phone Challenge

https://www.wimp.com/two-teenagers-attempt-to-dial-a-phone-number-with-a-rotary-phone/

I wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t posted this.  What else don’t they know how to do?  Read the original Declaration of Independence?  (that is, read or write script?)

If they heard a robin, could they identify it?

I once saw a grad student try to use a typewriter that had been put aside in the back of their office space.  He didn’t realize you had to put paper in it.

Also, they have forgotten how to patch their jeans.  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4726702/Why-wearing-ripped-jeans.html

They don’t even want to patch them.  But then again, although we didn’t wear this type of ripped jeans, when I was in my teens we liked our jeans to be faded and worn looking, and too long so that they grazed the ground and became frayed.

This phone challenge makes me realize just how much my generation is from the ‘olden days’, when we grew up with phones hardwired into walls.  I remember being at a friend’s home and she came down the stairs carrying a phone; I thought for a minute she’d ripped it out of the wall.  Turned out they were one of the first to get jacks where you could at least plug your phone into different locations.  Then the cordless phone.  And now a generation that can’t imagine living without cell phones.  We probably shouldn’t tell them that we used to have to go to the TV to change the channel.

 

 
 
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Jan_CAN - 23 January 2019 01:32 PM

. . .  And now a generation that can’t imagine living without cell phones.  We probably shouldn’t tell them that we used to have to go to the TV to change the channel.

And only 3 channels, assuming we were even that fortunate!

 
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Jan_CAN - 23 January 2019 01:32 PM

. . .  And now a generation that can’t imagine living without cell phones.  We probably shouldn’t tell them that we used to have to go to the TV to change the channel.

And only 3 channels, assuming we were even that fortunate!

Ha, yeah.  And an antenna on the roof instead of a satellite dish or cable.

 
 
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23 January 2019 15:28
 

And, the TVs were in black and white.

 
 
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Cheshire Cat - 23 January 2019 03:28 PM

And, the TVs were in black and white.

And they had tubes ... and could actually be repaired.

 
 
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24 January 2019 11:59
 

For a while I thought kids were no longer being taught how to tie their shoes.

When my father was born, the Wright Brothers still hadn’t flown their plane at Kitty Hawk.  I think Neanderthal people used the same technology for about 200,000 years so they all knew how to do everything.  Nobody could remember the day when kids didn’t know how to do stuff.

 
 
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24 January 2019 19:41
 

That kids don’t know how to use old technology just means they don’t know how to use it.  I thought they did fairly well figuring out how to use something which they had never seen before.  I’d like to see the kids’ follow up video of their dad trying to order a pizza on line.

 
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Skipshot - 24 January 2019 07:41 PM

That kids don’t know how to use old technology just means they don’t know how to use it.  I thought they did fairly well figuring out how to use something which they had never seen before.  I’d like to see the kids’ follow up video of their dad trying to order a pizza on line.

They’ll study quantum physics in college and talk about things ‘way over my head.  https://www.pbs.org/video/einsteins-quantum-riddle-ykvwhm/

 

 
 
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Skipshot - 24 January 2019 07:41 PM

That kids don’t know how to use old technology just means they don’t know how to use it.  I thought they did fairly well figuring out how to use something which they had never seen before.  I’d like to see the kids’ follow up video of their dad trying to order a pizza on line.

They’ll study quantum physics in college and talk about things ‘way over my head.  https://www.pbs.org/video/einsteins-quantum-riddle-ykvwhm/

 

Ancient Egyptians are laughing at us since we still haven’t figured out how they built the pyramids.

 
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So, Neanderthal people used the same technology for, say, 200,000 years.  Our own species for, say, 100,000 years?  However, Wilbur and Orville flew their plane at Kitty Hawk in 1903 and by 1918 their invention was soaring through the clouds firing machine guns through the propeller.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEx_uhEzJi4

15 years apart?  So 15 years from now?

 
 
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