Nostalgia. Such a powerful feeling ya? The right catalyst can take you back in time to that exact and place and you remember everything associated with it.
For me it's always been my gadgets. Since my earliest Merkin phone to my first cellphone. Here are some of my favourites
The Merlin game phone. I remember the evening when my dad surprised me with this. Very basic, no graphical interface. This whole thing worked on lights that lit up the face of this phone game. Tic tac toe was my favourite .
Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer. Wrote my first likes of BASIC and PASCAL on his one. But anyone who owned this remembers this for the video games. It was a real test of patience. You had to connect a cassette player to this which would load a 200 kilo byte game over 10 minutes. First time was never a charm.
Do you remember mixed tapes? Used to go to the local 'music store' who by the way was the ORIGINAL pirate. Would transfer 30 songs over two sides of this tape. Anyone who valued good music would always go for the metal tape. What was metal in this?
Of course you know this. The Atari game console, the first popular game console in the world. My grandad got this from Japan. Built like a tank. Pacman, Asteroids and bruised hands. We all remember this ya?
Samurai. That is what the Nintendo NES was knows as. And you didn't buy this. You rented this. For a weekend. Called all your friends over and played till your eyes bled or your thumbs. Contra anyone?
And how can we forget our first video games. This was my favourite one. My first double screen game. I must have delivered over a million milk boxes. Donkey Kong anyone?
You all had this. But this was the first. Sony pioneered the mobile music industry. The first walkman was just awesome. I remember so many school trips with this one. Ever wondered where these things disappear?
And if you had to upgrade, this was the next logical choice. Even though the disc 'skipped' like crazy the high fidelity music made it worth the pain
Video game console in your hand. The first Gameboy was a weekend waster. Colour screen and superb games. Paperboy anyone?
My friends dad had this. Don't think he ever used it besides the first few days. Just like the Apple Watch hmmm?
My uncle had this. My first serious comouter. This is the one that got me hooked. Can write and write so much about this but this post needs to end before by Uber shows up
The first PDA. The future had arrived.
Finally. My first cell phone. Rest is history.