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#16 TheExperiment

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:18

I shun humans past 1986.




#17 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:18

I shun music past 1986 :p

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:20

I shun humans past 1986.

 

Aside from my Wife who was born in 1986, I agree. Although it could very well be 'Get off my lawn' syndrome; I'm open to it.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 00:36

Sounds like the parents haven't figured out parenting yet.

 

(Hint: it doesn't require going retro with technology)

 

I agree. You don't have to go to this extreme to limit technology in children (and adults) and draw the family closer together.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:51

Every generation says this.

 

Right now, it's video games and gadgets that are cheating kids out of childhood. Before that, it was rock and roll music. Before that, it was pinball machines. Before that, it was kids who sat inside to read instead of playing outside. It's nothing new, and I'm sure we'll be complaining that our kids don't have childhood anymore.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:07

Every generation says this.

 

Right now, it's video games and gadgets that are cheating kids out of childhood. Before that, it was rock and roll music. Before that, it was pinball machines. Before that, it was kids who sat inside to read instead of playing outside. It's nothing new, and I'm sure we'll be complaining that our kids don't have childhood anymore.

 

soooo true



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:35

Reading something from Yahoo.com made me feel like I was in 1997 again.



#23 Shiranui

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:37

Are they also shunning post 1986 medical care?

#24 thomastmc

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:41

Bogus... This is no different than someone not watching TV for a year on a bet (although more drastic/stupid). I thought this was like some weird quasi-religious paranoid luddite thing. That would have been interesting.

 

BTW, 1986 would've sucked without cable. They're even living in a 1986 that is worse than the original 1986. It's disgusting... :)



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:49

I propose a 'Neowin parties like it's 1999' month. Dig out your Pentium II-based PC running Win98 or iMac G3 running MacOS 8.5, your 56k modem and rock on! :p

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:17

just think of all the money saved with no cable bill, no cell phone bill!!

 

Yeah, and when you retire you'll have an extra $100,000-125,000 after 40 years. Then you'll spend the last 25 years of your life watching cable in a barcalounger and keeping a cell phone on you incase you fall and can't get up.

 

Work the tech, don't let it work you.



#27 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:30

buhh

 

 

I WENT TO LIVE IN THE FUTURE 

 

2080 PERHAPS  

 

i went a world drowning  in technology :p

 

The world IS drowning in technology! 



#28 HawkMan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:02

Well, for one thing, an '86 car will be a lot easier to maintain, so long as parts are available

 

Except a 2010 car won't need much maintenance, while a 86 car will need constant maintenance of various parts 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:05

Every generation says this.

 

Right now, it's video games and gadgets that are cheating kids out of childhood. Before that, it was rock and roll music. Before that, it was pinball machines. Before that, it was kids who sat inside to read instead of playing outside. It's nothing new, and I'm sure we'll be complaining that our kids don't have childhood anymore.

 

Not quite the same though. In the 80's and most of the 90's at least kids where outside playing. heck we had Nintendo's but we still spent most of the time outside.

 

kids today they're never outside, when they are outside, they're "hanging" outside a gas station or fast food joint, and have usually hit a bit into the teens. 

 

I don't think this family has the solution, but maybe part of it. the real solution is of course boundaries, and not letting your kids play with pads and such at such a young age, and when they do get old enough, there's only 1-2 hours a day for video gaming. 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:35

They should just go live with The Amish, be done with it.