Old Movie Theaters

When I was growing up, we watched movies sitting in our cars looking a a big movie screen outside. We could often see two or three movies one after another for the price of one movie ticket (yes, we sat for a long time). Movies were recorded on Betamax or VHS tapes or laser discs or reels of magnetic tape. There were so few movies that they would often return to the movie theaters again the following year.

Old Computers

I was about 27 years old when the first personal computer (PC) was invented. We saved data by recording sounds to an audio cassette tape, then to hole-punched paper tape, then to 5.25-inch floppy disks, then to 3.5-inch floppy disks, and finally to hard drives! We read data by playing sounds from audio cassette tapes and by reading hole-punched cardboard cards. Our computer monitor resolution was so low that I could easily see every pixel in every letter on our 24-line, 80-characters per line screens. Definitely NOT the good old days. 🙁