How old does this make me feel? It pre-dates the smaller cassette tapes!
Then I started thinking about all the other things that, in my kids' eyes, date me back to the Pleistocene age:
Slide Rules - For some reason, we weren't allowed to use computers in our O Level maths curriculum, so slide rule it was. I can't even remember what we did with it, let alone explain it to anyone.
Car phones - Not that I ever had one myself, but I do remember a few other people having them in the 80's. This was obviously before cell/mobile phones were even thought of, and it's rather funny now considering that there is almost a worldwide ban on using a phone while you're driving.
I also remember -
- having to get up to turn the TV to a different channel
- only having four TV channels (remember, this was the UK, Americans)
- not having TV in the middle of the day (ditto)
- getting breakfast TV in the early 80's (ditto)
- when VCRs came in
Creak. Must go and have my afternoon nap now.