The other day I was listen to a song on the radio which had a part where the voices slow down, it was meant to be like that but I giggled to myself and though aaahhh that sounds just like my old Sony Walkman when the batteries started running out. Its times like that you realise how much has passed you by and how much things have changed. Not that I am by any means old, nor do I feel it. But life and technology are a million miles away from what they were when I was in my teens.
Firstly T.Vs, this is the exact TV we had at home I remember my Dad bringing it home, we all thought it was so posh. I can’t believe there was only four channels in the 80s, when channel 4 started in 1982 everyone went mad over it wow a new channel to watch. Kids TV was only on for a couple of hours a day on two channels. I shall tell the Boys this next time they are moaning about there being nothing on TV on the 100 plus channels we have today. We also had a remote control but it was wired ha ha that seems so funny now, I remember we had to leave it in the middle of the lounge floor as the lead was not very long and take turns getting up to use it. I mean really what was the point of that!
My trusty Sony Walkman, I had the exact one above, I remember we were on Holiday in Jaywick, Clacton and whilst we were there I celebrated my 12th birthday. My Mum and Dad took me to Clacton Market to choose a Walkman I was so proud of it. I used to have to carry spare batteries with me as when they started to run down the music went slow. And below is a cassette tape I used to put into it, the boys didn’t even know what this was. Like in the picture sometimes the tape came out in your walkman usually when the batteries were low, you would have to carefully release the tape and wind it back in with a pencil. Oh how easy I pod use is today.
Well, my trip down technology memory lane is over,I think I have gone on a bit. This was meant to be a post about the 80s but I got so giddy and found so many great images, that I have split it into categories music, fashion, T.V ,films, and toys. I know this is a tad self indulgent, but when you start looking back and recalling all those happy memories you want to enjoy them for a while. I am a real look forward in life, type of person. But I have thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday look back at 80s technology. I hope if the boys read this they will realise just how lucky they are, I mean really, four T.V channels.