Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Remeber When Electric Can Openers were Hot?

"Electric Can Openers: The Princess Phone of Tomorrow"
Nashville Scene, food blog (March 9, 2010)

"It's obvious that vinyl records and phone booths top the list of once-important cultural items that will be cocktail conversation for the next generation. 'Oh, my grandparents had a dial phone!' or 'I have a photo of my great-uncle that was taken with a Polaroid.'

"In trying to go deeper, I've started a list that includes saccharin tablets, tonsilectomies, dried parsley and tractor feed printers.

"​And electric can openers. It was only 10 years ago that a friend was dumbfounded by the lack of electric can opener on my kitchen counter, and admittedly, I was a little embarrassed...."

I know what a Princess telephone is: but I remember when they were the latest thing in consumer electronics. That's a photo of a pair of them, from Wikipedia.

It's a short post - and a pretty good look at how the new, hot, gotta-have technology is forgotten not long after - or becomes a collector's item.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Is this what you meant to say?

" "I know what a Princess telephone is: but I remember when they were the latest thing in consumer electronics. "

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Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

Brigid,

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Heh, heh. Punctuation issues again.

Got it, fixed it.

Thanks!

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