Throw Back Thursday ...

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Throw Back Thursday ...
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Thu, 03-06-2014 - 11:34am

1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?

2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?

3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?

4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?

5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 9:42am

To follow up..... when did you find ivillage and/or start posting? I have memories of specific people from about 1999, but more vague memories that I think put me here in 1996, maybe early 1997. I think I started out on play group boards, but never really fit in and started posting on the debate boards in 98/99.

I don't remember how I started but it was in 2005.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 8:32pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?</p><p>2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?</p><p>3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?</p><p>4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?</p><p>5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?</p>

1.  No party line; living so close to Chicago (and the Illinois Bell HQ, plus the Illinois branch of Bell Labs) meant we got a lot of technological advances early.  we had touchtone dialing in the early 70s.  No phone in my bedroom and DEFINITELY not a phone number of my own!

2. First computer was an Apple 2e, quickly followed by a 286, 2 5.25" floppy disk drive with a 10 MB hard drive built by the founder of Dell, back when he was still in college and building computers in his dad's garage :)  First internet service was dial up service and that was in 1994.

3. Yes, we had cable when I was in high school.  I believe the company was eventually bought by Comcast.

4. We saw movies fairly regularly.  It was at the theater or on our cable service--we had HBO back then.  VHS might have existed when I was still in high school, but my ex was the first person I knew who had a VCR and my parents didn't buy one themselves until after my son was born.

5. I have absolutely no idea :)

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 8:35pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">geschichtsgal</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;No; <strong><em>No, but the cordless reached into my room; No, but we had call waiting</em></strong>.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;My dad sold his hobby car to buy a computer in 1987, a Tandy 1000.  We got internet in 1992, I think.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Not until I was 17 and practically out of the house.  We had an antennae though and got about 15 stations that way.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;We watched some movies on TV and taped some of them to watch later.  We had almost all of the disney animated movies on VHS tapes.  We rarely went to the theater.&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;I can't remember, and my parents didn't make a big deal about movie ratings.  We didn't go see many movies out though.  I remember watching Speed at a slumber party when I was in junior high.  Maybe it was that one?&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Oh, you are so young. And I hate you for that. lol Those things didn't exist in my childhood. </p>

They existed, although they may not have been available in your area during your childhood.  I'm older than you are and we had call waiting while I still lived at home.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 8:37pm

Discovered Ivillage???  Um.....1997?  98?  My son was still in middle school. 

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Sun, 03-09-2014 - 9:12am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p>1. Childhood Telephones --  Did you have a party line telephone? Did you have a phone in your room? What about your own line with its own number?</p><p>2.  Early computers -- when did you get your first computer? When did you first get internet service?</p><p>3.  TV -- Did you have cable service in your childhood?</p><p>4. Movies - Did your family watch movies often? If so, was it at the theatre? on VHS? on laserdisc?</p><p>5. Movies part 2 - What was your first R rated movie and how old were you?</p>

No.  I never had my own computer, we bought a family computer (with internet) back in 2000 or 2001 which I believe was the same year I found ivillage.  No.  Yes, a lot of classics that I still appreciate today.  I was a high school sophomore or junior when I went to see Little Darlings, rated R, That would be mild by today's standards, probably even a pg13 which is pretty pathetic IMO.

 


 


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