So, I'm Generation X. That's nice.You're also a Gen Xer if you remember listening to the TV as opposed to actually being able to see it because either the reception was too bad or you had to stand behind the TV in a specific location with a piece of tin foil or something. We lived out in the country and *finally* got decent reception when we installed an eyesore of an antennae tower over our house. Until then, we had the dreaded "rabbit ears" (lol).
Speaking of TV Guide, every December we would go through it and take the time to watch Christmas specials because they were only shown *once* per year and it was a wonderful bonding time for our family.
The first time I saw HBO was on a recorded VCR tape. Like, my grandfather's wife had recorded HBO movies on to tapes at her sister's house in the city, where they could get cable.Yep - we had 3 channels on our one and only balck and white TV. I remember when PBS and then FOX got added. We used to go to grandpa's Sunday nights to watch "World of Disney" in color (it always came on after "Flipper" and "Lassie").
We got cable my senior year in highschool, with HBO. The major selling point back then was that cable was commercial free (because we PAID for it).
Our first computer was a Commmodore 64, with magnetic tape back up. I only used it to play "Zork", back when it was a text only game. I refused to learn DOS at work, favoring, even then, our Mac. I recall my hubby coming home, excited because Microsoft was going to create a Mac-like interface for PCs called "Windows".
Man, the changes we have seen already. I cannot imagine what else is to come, can you?