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Old 08-03-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Overhead and film projectors. These days you can just plug a computer into an HD regular projector and show anything you want.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Yikes! Nostalgia is great. Thanks for posting that!


Library card catalogs, carbon paper and so many other things. I still use (paper) road maps to navigate - life-long habit and preference. I suppose there are a few people left using them because the AAA still prints them and provides them to members.

I'm a road map junkie, too. I just like seeing the "overall" aspect of my trip.

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I bet you got more out of learning to type than out of the the girls. Or maybe not.
Guys didn't usually take typing classes and I worked with many in later years, pecking with two fingers on a keyboard.
It has come full circle now and they can text with two thumbs, back where they started.
The fact that most of the guys didn't take typing classes came in very handy for me in college. I made a nice little amount of extra cash typing papers for the guys in the dorm. Of course, having to read their handwriting made sure I earned every penny of it.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:18 AM
 
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WOW, that brought back great memories.

Burger Chef was my very first fast food experience (if Horn and Hardart does not count as fast food) when we moved to Willingboro in 1/65.

Also, restaurants I loved and miss that were not mentioned when we lived in NE Phila...
Howard Johnson and Bob's Big Boy.
HoJo's clam strips.

I was sad when the last of the HoJo's restos disappeared from California. I was then heartened to discover there was still a survivor in Times Square, during a visit not long after 9/11/01. Sadly, even that one perished.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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The Wall Street Journal, August 3, had an article on rabbit ears. They're making a comeback!
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: SW US
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Also, restaurants I loved and miss that were not mentioned when we lived in NE Phila...
Howard Johnson and Bob's Big Boy.
I too was remembering Howard Johnson's and all their ice cream flavors. Was it 24 flavors?
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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HoJo's clam strips.

I was sad when the last of the HoJo's restos disappeared from California. I was then heartened to discover there was still a survivor in Times Square, during a visit not long after 9/11/01. Sadly, even that one perished.
Yeah, I don't really get what "killed" HoJo's. The clam strips were great, when I was working in Shreveport, sometimes on Fridays I would stop in for all you can eat clam strips. Wikipedia article says that Marriott bought out the company restaurant holdings and mostly demolished or converted to Bob's Big Boy, that didn't help. Apparently just one remains, I hope they are not being charged any franchise fee, there ain't no franchise left.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:17 PM
 
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I don't think I'm the only retirement planning in process mule in the barn who spends time reflecting on my yesteryear past while planning my future as a retired person. I found the following video enjoyable.

My two take-aways: The old manual typewriter brought back 10th grade high school typing class memories of banging out 43 words per minute typing test performance using one of them manual beasts. A buddy and I took the class because it was loaded with girls. The other take-away was Sambos Restaurant. Did time there while on vacation in Santa Monica.

Some of those stores I don't recognize, maybe they're east coast ones.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoDXTAajEzY
I know about all of the stores. Plus Avon ladies still exist or the opportunity to be one. There's a new TV commercial about it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:19 PM
 
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Yikes! Nostalgia is great. Thanks for posting that!


Library card catalogs, carbon paper and so many other things. I still use (paper) road maps to navigate - life-long habit and preference. I suppose there are a few people left using them because the AAA still prints them and provides them to members.
I will never give up paper maps or paper transit schedules.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I had to look over at the desk at my right, and see the rolodex we use almost daily. We'd thought it was obsolete until I got tired looking up information, turning on the computer and searching, looking through files, and I resurrected the thing. I put all sorts of information on the back side of the cards like per unit prices, hours of business, etc.

Do you all think we are much improved by losing all these things and places? Sometimes I wonder.

You know, some day we too will be obsolete...and gone... and will the world be better?
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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I think of things that were common before the energy crisis when energy, especially petroleum, was cheaper: more homes with oil heat, standing pilots on gas ranges, blue mercury vapor streetlights, instant-on TV sets, empty office buildings with lights on.
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