10 Technologies Kids Already Don’t Know How to Use


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Author's Note: 10 Technologies Kids Already Don't Know How to Use

There's nothing like researching kids' use of technology to realize how old you are. Some of the things on the list that I now use daily seem like they've been around forever, but when I think back, the iPhone really hasn't been with us for much of my life, and we haven't had high-speed WiFi and relatively inexpensive cellular data plans for very long. Those ushered in the age of the touchscreen tablet and constant connectivity, which disrupted and transformed just about all of our gadgets. Now just about everything has downloadable apps and we send all kinds of data to and through our phones, even health data from wearable devices. And I can't imagine life without video streaming. I love all this newfound computing capability, but it's fun to revisit some of the obsolete gadgets of my youth.

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