Don't get me started.
When I was in college, the school had two computer modems in the learning center that were tied to the main computer at the U of M by phone lines. Everyone had to reserve time on them by the hour. Of course, without the internet, no one really needed them.
I also remember the first calculator my brother bought me when I was in trade school after college. It would add, subtract, multiply and divide. Cost $86.
Quoted from fiberdude120:
A TI I bet. I had the same one and it was amazing.
Don't remember. What I do remember was walking across the carpet on a cold winter night with leather slippers on and reaching to turn it on.
The static was like a lightning bolt. Fried the living shit out of the f'ing thing!
I also used to give plasma at the local donor center in college for beer money. $10 the first time you gave in a week and $15 if you gave a second time in that same week. I forget what a case cost, but we drank a lot of it....just cause we could, I guess.
First real job I had was in 9th grade at a local corner grocery store (that alone tells you my age). It paid $1 an hour. My wife (girlfriend at the time) had it way better at the local DQ. She got $1.50.
When I was 10, Dilly bars at the DQ were .10. That'd be a dime. Anytime we went somewhere where there were pay phones (again, that tells you my age) I always checked the coin return slots. I ate a lot of free Dilly bars.
I could go on all day!
One more than I'm done. I went to a private college here in the Twin Cities. I won't say what year. Tuition, room and board was $3200 the first year. It went up $200 each year. After 4 years, my student loan debt was $1600.
Today, that same school would cost you a little better than $40,000 each year.
We were at the airport last weekend. Remember when you could go to the gate and wait for your people to get off their plane?
Quoted from cottonm4:
You know you are old when you remember taking driver education class in high school and you got to watch...
Signal 30 !
How many remember all of the old cars ?
Yup. Teachers taught drivers training during the summer. Three students per car. No cost to us. It was basically part of school. No idea what the name of the movie was but after watching it, you didn't ever want to get in a car again.
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