10 Best Things We'll Say to Our Grandkids

wiredCourtesy of Wired Magazine, 10 Best Things We'll Say to Our Grandkids.

1. Back in my day, we only needed 140 characters.

2. There used to be so much snow up here, you could strap a board to your feet and slide all the way down.

3. Televised contests gave cash prizes to whoever could store the most data in their head.

4. Well, the screens were bigger, but they only showed the movies at certain times of day.

5. We all had one, but nobody actually used it. Come to think of it, I bet my LinkedIn profile is still out there on the Web somewhere.

6. *

7. Our bodies were made of meat and supported by little sticks of calcium.

8. You used to keep files right on your computer, and you had to go back to that same computer to access them!

9. Is that the new iPhone 27G? Got multitasking yet?

10. I just can't get used to this darn vat-grown steak. Texture ain't right.

* Translation: "English used to be the dominant language. Crazy, huh?"

We still rent DVDs for the kids. Sometimes, these DVDs are scratched. It's 2009 and I can't believe I can't just order a download of Honey I Shrunk the Kids on our digital receiver. There would be no trip to the video store required and we wouldn't have to worry about the condition of the physical medium.

I plan to tell my grandkids about the time we shared music and video on pieces of media like records, cassette tapes, CDs and DVDs. Those days are quickly coming to an end.

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In the USA Netflix offers instant access to movies via the internet with a Netflix ready device. We can't be far away up here, ehh?

After all Bell and Rogers are are right on the tail of Cingular and Verizon. Ah, ya, right....

September 22, 2009 @ 8:51 PM


Great list, but I sort of hoped to see something about acoustic coupler modems here.

September 22, 2009 @ 9:07 PM

Oliver (a/k/a Dizzy)

Race_Coach is either dilusional or exceptionally optimistic. Sorry, had to say it. :)

I have very little faith in the idiots that run Bell and Rogerz. What I don't understand is why we have some of the highest cellphone rates in the world.

September 22, 2009 @ 11:29 PM


Dizzy - Delusional - no. Optimistic - no. Sarcastic - yes. Frustrated - yes.

September 22, 2009 @ 11:46 PM


Dizzy - Delusional - no. Optimistic - no. Sarcastic - yes. Frustrated - yes.

September 23, 2009 @ 5:15 AM


Love the list.

# 6 is great.

September 23, 2009 @ 8:03 AM

jason | GetYourOJ.com

finally a list that is actually amusing!

ordering movies online reduces carbon footprint. i like it.

September 23, 2009 @ 6:47 PM

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