Originally posted by ronishia
We drank from a water fountain when we were thirsty
Well, not a good idea with all the fluoride in the tap water of some countries.
Honestly, most of the text is once again a gloryfication of the past. "Every thing was soooo much better back then, the world was a place full of
shiny happy people. no wars, everything was peaceful and we kids played till it was dark".
Nostalgia really blinds people. If you would go back in time, i bet everybody would be really surprised.
Most of the things the guy who wrote that article mentioned weren't different back then: A Bus System existed back then. Clothes Dryers have been
around since at least 50 years, it's nothing new.
And some points i don't understand: Re-Usable bottles are extremely common here in Germany and have been for decades. It's pretty normal to collect
the empty bottles, bring them back to the store, they deliver them back to the Breweries and they use them again.
Plastic Bags? Really? As far as i can remember, while Supermarkets also sell plastic bags, but they also sell bags made out of cotton - reusable,
washable, perfect. I haven't used a plastic bag in ages.
About the TV and Radio comments: Ever seen how much energy old electronic devices use? Most are made with Valves or other ancient techniques and eat
power like crazy. The electronic devices today use less and less energy. Here's a example: My old CRT monitor used 110 Watt, my new TFT only 18,5
Watt. See a difference? Is the old stuff really better?
I remember our really old TV from the early 80's (was a big thing, it's not like big TVs are a new thing) was heating up so extremely it was crazy,
because it sucked up energy but only used about 30% of it, the rest went away as heat. And they hadn't any techniques to save energy. Take PCs for
today, they just shut down parts of the hardware, slow down the CPU, the GPU to save energy. PCs from 20-30 years ago hadn't that, they always used
100% of the energy, even if only 50% was needed. Really great!
Today we have recharable batteries, back then people bought batteries and threw them in the trash once they were empty. Awesome.
Also the "1 TV thing"...yeah that was maybe true in 1950. It's not like the "2 TVs" is a thing that has been around for only 5 years. We had 3 TVs in
our house even 20 years back.
And Recycling hasn't been around back then. Reuse of plastic, packaging, paper...back then everything was either dumped on trash sites or burned to
create energy (awesome for the environment and it gave the air such a nice odor!)
What about Cars? Cars back then used a #load of fuel, had no Catalysis...really awesome. You know, a 70's muscle car like a Dodge Charger that drank
up 25 liters on 100 kilometers is so much better than a modern car that only needs 8 liters
As said the whole text is nothing more than the glorification of the past with wrong facts and a 'everything was better back then because i wasn't
edit on 16/1/2012 by ShadowAngel85 because: Don't want to bash the OP who didn't wrote that stupid article