The photo is my new baby I’m having great fun with it. I know actually know how to use it thanks to Lucy.
Isn’t it a great time that we live in with all these gadgets and technology. When I was a young ‘un there were no videos, games consoles, cd players or computers……what a hard life
I remember having a little tape recorder and trying to record the Top 40 from my transistor radio. Then I would spend hours playing and pausing the tape trying to make out the lyrics….no google to look them up. Although on a good week the Smash Hits magazine would publish the ones I wanted.
The first computer game I got was a ping pong game….a bit like this one:
I got my first stack system (with a cd player) in 1987, I was 19….it cost an arm and a leg and was only a ‘cheap’ Dixons one. It still had a record player so I could play all my singles and albums.
I remember watching movies with a cine film projector. They were so fiddly, you had to get the film in just right or it would all go haywire. Then the video recorders came out. It was a fight between VHS and Betamax. We had VHS recorder with the ‘piano keys’ and a wired remote control.
There was no such thing as Sky, so Top of the Pops on a Thursday was a really big deal. Would I go back to the old days? No way!