reply to post by Alpal
My little bro used to love Tazos-he collected the entire star wars set,and he's still got them in a book.
Back in my day it was cassettes for music-and I still remember my dad having a "4 track" cassette player in his car,circa late 1970's.
We got the "pong" game console when I was little in the early 80's.Then it was on to the sinclair zx81 "computer" and learning to programme
Think that had 16k of RAM!!!!Wow the power!
When I showed my niece aged 6 the pong game she couldn't believe it was a game at all-"its just two lines and a dot!"
I showed her a cassette and the player,and said what is that?
She reckoned it was a machine for winding "plastic!"
Oh and I remember my mum had a complete list of "E numbers"(chemical food additives)which only went up to about E 400 in the 80's.
There are more than 1500 on the list today.
Radio Luxembourg was still on the air when I was I kid,I used to love that at night.
People really did used to leave their doors unlocked if they went out.No more.
People could drive,and actually enjoy the experience,without the daily rush hour jams/road rage we get nowadays.
You never had to check food ingredients for GMO's as they did not exist.
Obesity was not a problem,as kids played outside instead of on the Xbox.
Wasn't all good fun though looking back-we had Thatcher as PM,who just loved the murderous General Pinochet,and hated the unions.
Petrol was affordable though,so was food.
There was almost zero CCTV in towns and cities.
There were nearly two and a half billion less people on the planet compared to today.
Our Irish brothers and sisters were the engineered enemy of the day,and the US were supporting them with money and Gaddafhi was selling them arms.
We were great mates with Saddam and co!
We were helping supply what would become the Taliban with arms to fight the Soviets.
50pence and 10 pence pieces were massive,and we still had £1 notes and 1/2pennies.
Ah those were the days....