These examples compare now with "back in our day!"
Listening to music
Then: If you wanted to listen to your favourite song more than once you had to rewind the cassette back and it could take a while to stop it right at the beginning of the track
Now: Simply select the song you want on your mp3 or CD.
Then: Children’s TV only used to be on for a few hours in the afternoon and there wasn’t much choice, it was a case of like it or lump it
Now: With You Tube, Sky Plus and 24/7 rolling kids channels their favourite show is simply a click away
Then: When we wanted to see how our holiday pics turned out we had to wait a lifetime for them to be developed.
Now: The second a photo has been snapped they can see the results.
Then: Do you remember writing postcards when you were abroad to your relatives and friends back home? Trouble is sometimes you’d make it home before the postcard did.
Now: For kids that are older enough to have a mobile all they need to do to make their mates jealous is upload their photos to Instagram.
Then: When it was Xmas or our birthday we would search all the shops (or the Argos catalogue) for the perfect present to put on our wish list.
Now: They simply show their parents want they want online or even just send them the link.
Renting a video/DVD
Then: As a treat we would go down to the video store and browse for half an hour before picking out a film
Now: Purchase/rent it online quicker than you can say popcorn.
Following favourite celebrities
Then: We used to count down the days until Smash Hits magazine came out which was full with gossip and pictures of our favourite pop stars
Now: Simply follow your idols on Twitter and Instagram and you’ll see what they’re up to 24/7
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