Remember back in the day when we knew why it was called "dialing" to make a call and once a letter was typed, Wite-Out was your only salvation to get that paper in on time? No?
This is an early cell phone. It was attached to the wall, had no buttons, and couldn't browse the internet because there was no internet.
|In other words, nothing like a cell phone.
This is an early computer. The keyboard required a good bit of finger strength, Word was the only program, and the only way to edit was using a bottle of correction fluid.
|And was far more hilarious when it crashed.
This is an ancient iPod. It was the size of a suitcase, was based on 19th century technology, and sounded like shit, no matter what hipsters might tell you.
|No, that hand crank isn't a useful place to hang your socks.
This is a precursor to Pandora. It had limited range, had to be physically moved from place to place, and once convinced some people aliens were invading.
|Not unlike YouTube in that respect.
This is like the software your payroll office uses when they print up your paycheck, only it can't do more than one at a time.
|But the lever is far more satisfying to use than the enter button.
I know, this looks kind of familiar, but is just so BIG. Yes, you are correct, it is indeed a video recorder. Sharing it with friends meant loaning them the video cassette tape and hoping it came back in one piece.
|A video cassette tape is like an mp3, if an mp3 was the size of five Kindles and melted when left in the car.