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Old 02-07-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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I was in my teens in 2000, but I think the biggest shift in technology wasn't the technology itself, but the market. As a teenager, there were few tech items that were really created for my age group. As I've grown up, the tech market has expanded its push for the younger crowd. Think about how many kids have iPads and iPhones. When I was a kid, the only big tech thing for kids was video games. Now that I'm an adult, I'm seeing all the things that were once only for grownups becoming must-haves for kids.

Meanwhile, the video game industry has shifted to adults and left kids behind (mostly). Interesting progression.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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Speaking of TV... That's when DVR went mainstream as well. Good old Tivo.
And also to point out, Wasn't there a article out there in like 2002 that said DVDs were less superior to VHS tapes?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Also, you probably also missed out on the era when the music channels played nothing but music videos and music shows.
If we talking about the 80's.... lol

First song played on MTV, not sure if it's the right video.



Buggles - Video killed the radio star 1979 - YouTube
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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As I've grown up, the tech market has expanded its push for the younger crowd. Think about how many kids have iPads and iPhones.
That probably has more to do with lower costs than anything.


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Meanwhile, the video game industry has shifted to adults and left kids behind (mostly). Interesting progression.
People like me that started out with Atari 2600 and putting quarters in Space Invaders have money to buy games.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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And also to point out, Wasn't there a article out there in like 2002 that said DVDs were less superior to VHS tapes?
VHS is no where near the capabilities of DVD. VHS is about 352*240 or about 1/4 the resolution of DVD which is 720*480. SVHS is much better but it never really caught on.

The biggest problem with DVD especially the early ones is poor encoding which would most certainly make VHS appear to be better. When they first came out getting all that information on one single sided disc necessitated low bitrates or they would have to go with two discs or double sided discs
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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That probably has to do with lower costs than anything.




People like me that started out with Atari 2600 and putting quarters in Space Invaders have money to buy games.
I still have two atari 2600s stored away. I have no idea if they still work. One of our dogs chewed the black off one of the joysticks.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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obviously i was around then, but i was just way to young to remember:d. I was probably 6 in 2000 and all i could really remember about technology in 2000 were the cell phones. How big and bulky they were.
What about the rest of the technology in the early 2000s era from 1997 to 2003? What do you remember about them? I like to see how far we have come.
a o l
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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All the joysitcks I had were permanently bent forward from playing Pitstop on the Commodore 64.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA & Manhattan, NY
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I'm slightly older than you, and I remember pagers. Pagers were like cell phones today.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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I'm slightly older than you, and I remember pagers. Pagers were like cell phones today.
In a sense, they were cheaper than the phones and didn't come with their own suitcase. LOL


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