Posted on Mar 8, 2011

My teenage children have found a new pastime. They like to rattle off lists of everyday items that were invented after their parents were born. They find this to be hilarious. Items topping their list include cable television, cell phones, laptop computers, software, the Internet, Kindle, Xbox, CDs, and DVDs. Of course, this game is followed by a bunch of questions about how we used to live in the “good old days” — with only three network television stations and no ESPN. When I tell them that my family didn’t own a color TV until I was well past grade school, they seem stunned. So much has changed.

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