Monday, February 24, 2014

Songs My Kids Won't Understand

People love talking about outdated technology. When I was a kid, every adult I ever met somehow found a way to work in "Do you even know what a record player is?" to every conversation. I always rolled my eyes and wondered why they were so proud of being ancient. Then I found myself trying to explain what Napster was to my little brother the other day and feeling superior that I am old enough to remember the days of illegal downloads. He was all "why not just use iTunes lol."

I can now see the appeal of reminiscing about old technology with young people--it makes me feel more knowledgeable about the world and it makes them feel more youthful and full of life. It's what people in my day referred to as a "win-win." And while I didn't have to walk uphill both ways to school in the snow wearing sandals because we couldn't afford shoes in the olden days, I did occasionally ride a Razor scooter and wear platform foam thong sandals from time to time (do kids even call sandals "thongs" anymore? Or did Sisqo ruin that word for us? Is a Sisqo reference even relevant anymore??)