In celebration of Throwback Thursday, let’s go way way back, like DeLorean status, and take a look at some tech products that were pretty revolutionary at the time. What can we say, these things have come a pretty long way, but hey, everything had to start somewhere.
Before Netflix, before DVDs, before VHS, and even before BETA, was the Laserdisck. Built in 1978, Laserdisc players were designed to play video and audio stored on Laserdisc. Laserdisc was the first optical disc format marketed to consumers.
These things were pretty big…
Cassette Tape Recorders
The power to record your voice or another song onto a cassette tape. That was awesome. Now, people just push an app on their phones, but back then these things were the shit.
Walkmans were awesome! You could take your cassette tape, stick it in this little thing and listen to your music anywhere! It was completely revolutionary.
You know that little Micro SD Card in your phone or camera that stores zillions of documents or pictures? Well, these things were the first. The big block floppy disk was 8″ big and held two documents!
Dial Up AOL
“Beee, booop, skaweeet, reweeet…. sound familiar?
In the beginning, AOL came on a CD in a cereal box. Ya, instead of a toy, you got free hours of internet!
Remember your bedroom wall being covered in faded, yellowed Polaroids? Those were the days! The idea that you could develop an image right there and then was crazy! So, all you 15-year-olds taking “selfies” left and right…. we did that way before you!
Want to listen to music in your car? You could put an 8-track tape in! In 1965, Ford was the first to introduce pre-installed 8-track tape players in all their 1966 models!
Got anymore to add to the list? Let’s hear them!