scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: 20/20: Scout leader
Mon Nov 08 1999 - 09:27:53 CST
30 years ago you had to go the bank . . . no ATM's!
From: Cheryl Singhal
Sent: 11/05/1999 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: 20/20: Scout leader
On Fri, 5 Nov 1999, Michael Derleth wrote:
> uses in our Troop Newsletter. I'm sure there are parents who have
> forgotten, or dont realize how much has changed in 3 decades.
It occurs to me, the-collective-you could probably use real-life here as
a demo to the kinds of obvious and subtle changes.
30-yrs ago, you didn't "nuke" dinner; microwaves hadn't been invented.
30-yrs ago, you couldn't make a phone call from your car -- cell phones
hadn't been invented, cordless phones for the house hadn't been
invented, and most public phones were in booths.
30-yrs ago, you didn't waste time on the web -- personal computers
been invented yet.
30-yrs ago, you worried about scratching your favorite LP or snarling
your cassette tape, because CDs hadn't been invented yet.
30-yrs ago, you couldn't tape a program to play later, VCRs hadn't been
Anyone got any more examples?