Sunday, October 02, 2011

How to feel old

Want to feel old? Are you old enough to remember flash bulbs and (more recently) flash cubes? Good... this is necessary. Now... find someone who is under 20 and try to explain a flash cube to them.

They will look at you like you are crazy, I guarantee it.

Just went through this at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. A movie was playing in one of the exhibits where the narrator mentions something looking like a flash bulb. Wife and I commented that no young person would understand that line... so a few minutes later I decided to put it to the test. See results above.


1 comment:

Jay G said...

Noticed this at the Spy Museum in DC with my 8- and 10- year old children. My wife and I, children of the '80s and the Cold war (as well as the emerging electronics/computing boom), marveled at the miniature cameras and recording devices. Our kids, meanwhile, yawned - how can you impress someone who grew up with the iPhone with a camera that's twice that size?