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This post is part of a weekly series of 'link-up' Posts which reflect on life's journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).
As for the telephone technology of this period, this was a purely static device with a large and rather cumbersome round 'dial' which would click a lot when you poked your finger in its holes and turned it. Always worth starting a couple of minutes early if it was a long number. In the early 80s, however, a new kind of 'cool' came to town in the form of the 'Brick'. Not really handbag material.
As if that wasn't enough, the world changed for good when some Dweeb at Sony brought us the 'Betamax' system. Now we could actually go and eat our tea in the dining room (snore) and still not miss Blue Peter! Things couldn't get any better than this, surely, we sighed....
Granted, my brother and I had to curb our enthusiasm during the necessary hour-long warm-up period, as wires were disentangled, plugged in, plugged out and back in again, and the long-awaited picture began to crystallise on screen.
But when it did, BOY did we PONG!!!
Please tell me you remember all this old paraphernalia!! If you were a child of the 60s, 70s, 80s or beyond, we'd love to hear about the technologies of your youth, so share your memories with us here.
Post an entry to your own Blog and use the Linky tool (link below) to enter your memories into the fray. If you like, just leave a comment and join in that way, but do join in.If you feel sexy, grab the code too (just follow the link) and post it into your Blog entry - that way, everyone can pay it forward as they say - it's good to share.
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Other posts in this series:-
Week 1 - My earliest baby photo
Week 2 - Old School Portrait
Week 3 - Earliest Writings
Week 4 - Bestest Friends
Week 5 - Teenage Crushes
Week 6 - First Movie Memories
Week 7 - The Song You Snogged Your Hand To
Week 8 - Homage to Grandparents
Week 10 - Tying the Knot (again)
Week 11 - Blue: Girl Guide Uniform Shambles
Week 12 - Cuddly Companions
Week 13 - A Rope, Some Pals and Jelly on a Plate
Week 14 - Pink NHS Specs, 1975