Top 10 Things Children Today Don't Recognize

  • Опубликовано: 24 фев 2016
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  • C29 xXRae
    C29 xXRae 31 минуту назад

    Actually. It was a more social time with actual ppl because ppl need the physical touch tbh 😂 i liked the fact that we could still enjoy life then go to find our info online at one point. Actually i think physically writing from the encyclopedia made you more intelligent than visual learning only. Especially when it was only in my life in the earliest years to lock in long term memory vs short term visual studies; although grueling. In a sense its like they’ve readied us to be able to make it in the turn of the century for societies later advancements young to adulthood. If u didnt keep up with the times. I feel bad for ppl. 😂

  • Guy Williams
    Guy Williams 4 часа назад

    How do you forget the fine for not rewinding?

  • Robert Romero
    Robert Romero 5 часов назад

    Don't really care for this video. Smug kids deriding the old ways. How unoriginal.

  • Hak Lee
    Hak Lee 8 часов назад

    With Number 1, your information is a little wrong. You said that you need to know the name of your friends first and last name to find them in the phone book. That is wrong, you need to know the first and last name of your friend's father's name (that is if their is a father if not then the mother's name. I remember when you dial someone's number you only dial 000-0000 now today you have to dial 000-000-0000. Now that you did a video on what tech today kids won't recognize, you should do a video on what tech do people in their 70-90s won't recognize today.

  • Gary Mullet
    Gary Mullet 9 часов назад

    Ok am 12 i know what floppy dics is i know what cassette tape is i have experienced old computers and internet but there's one thing on here that don't make sense who the heck don't know how to use a phone book

  • Rachael B
    Rachael B 23 часа назад

    chain letters via snail mail.

  • Juan Leonardo Cruz Martínez
    Juan Leonardo Cruz Martínez День назад

    I'm old

  • Thicc ass Monkey
    Thicc ass Monkey День назад

    OK why are kids so stupid I am kid and I know what this stuff is

  • Joe Boswell
    Joe Boswell День назад

    I used a rotary phone up until the 90s

  • Brian O'C
    Brian O'C День назад

    all these awful products were state of the art and extremely expensive! all of them represent progress and to all of us who could afford them, we're privileged to use them. do a little homework and you'll learn the add-ons for the Gameboy were the blueprints of a smartphone. I like the video, but am resentful you didn't praise them in any way., not giving the younger generation any reason to learn, or respect and appreciate just how good and easy they have it. btw, I'm looking at my original, now orange NES, my parents saved up for a year to get me for Christmas in 1987. my friends and I often have a few drinks and play all night. did I mention I'm 37!

  • Pablo Contreras
    Pablo Contreras День назад

    I wish life was still as simple as it used to be. I was born in 2001 so I basically grew up as technology was evolving. I bet my generation was one of The last few generations who remembers being told that you needed to learn how to write in cursive for College. I remember having a blast with friends just smelling the smelly markers for a good half hour. Now they get technology time. There’s pros and cons to everything. I’m glad technology has advanced but at the same time I just wish everything was simple like it used to be. I will stop going to rental places to get movies until they are all gone. But as long as there’s some near me, I will still go because it’s way better than being lazy and just looking it up on Netflix or Hulu.

  • Velvet0range
    Velvet0range День назад

    There are still rental places! And hospitals and rescue still have just are not doing research.

  • ltdan459
    ltdan459 День назад

    Im a 90s kid and my kids know how to use all of these things. Also they know something called respect.

  • Sean Newhouse
    Sean Newhouse День назад

    What's really telling is when kids now actually point out the generation gaps I've seen it many times. Wierd how I just think of how phone booths and more are outdated and hadn't even thought about it or mostly

  • Renee Edmonds
    Renee Edmonds 2 дня назад

    i have a VCR/DVD player

  • Scarves& HikingBoots
    Scarves& HikingBoots 2 дня назад

    I own a gameboy, VHS Player, VHS tapes, a film camera, and a cassette player. my sister owns and uses a typewriter. my dad's work still uses pagers

    JOHN MARSHALL 2 дня назад

    Curser, typewriters, comic books, computers (tablets), mechanical zoom lens, CB radios, chalk, blackboards, white out, drive ins, fortune tellers at the fair, straight pens with ink well, roller blades, card games, silence.....

  • Charles Haun
    Charles Haun 2 дня назад

    Add Raidoshack to the list .lol

  • Billy Idol Rockstar
    Billy Idol Rockstar 2 дня назад +1

    Fuck today

  • Петр Плешанов
    Петр Плешанов 2 дня назад

    OMG, am I so old? I've used all of those. Including typewriters.

  • Kayne Deanie
    Kayne Deanie 2 дня назад

    I'm 14 and I knew all this stuff existed, why do people from the 90's and 80's think my generation is so dumb

  • Pink Magic Ali
    Pink Magic Ali 2 дня назад

    I miss rotary phones.
    Apparently cassettes have made a comeback. Weird. Records I get but cassettes?

  • Chaika Gaz
    Chaika Gaz 3 дня назад

    They dont know the pain of America online with dial up. The 90s was my childhood so when hollywood reboots movies from my days its like wtf did they do?

  • SuperBoomshack
    SuperBoomshack 4 дня назад


  • mózgozwęglacz
    mózgozwęglacz 4 дня назад

    Old games Workshop commercial

  • Mr.Kritter
    Mr.Kritter 4 дня назад

    I knew all of these,and I was born in the 2000s

    • PAN Afric
      PAN Afric 4 дня назад +1

      Mr.Kritter bro I was born in 2002 mee tooooo

  • forever_midnights.nightmare
    forever_midnights.nightmare 5 дней назад +2

    uh??? anyone remember flash drives?

  • forever_midnights.nightmare
    forever_midnights.nightmare 5 дней назад +1

    what gamer wouldn't recognize a game boy?

  • forever_midnights.nightmare
    forever_midnights.nightmare 5 дней назад +1

    is it bad I knew most of these and want most of them? I was born in the wrong generation 😂

  • forever_midnights.nightmare
    forever_midnights.nightmare 5 дней назад +1


  • Countess Ratzass
    Countess Ratzass 5 дней назад

    Kid bought a rotary dial phone at my yard sale. Her mom said she could have whatever she wanted that’s what she picked and went skipping down the street.

  • Some One
    Some One 5 дней назад

    anyone remember those movie retail stores inside of your local food city?

  • Some One
    Some One 5 дней назад

    bitch my grandma's house looks like a modern Titanic remake. she's still got rotary phones. Oh yea, I'm living in a house built in the 70s and didn't make a lot of remolds so

  • Some One
    Some One 5 дней назад

    don't group all of us together like that. some of us would kill to be back in those times.

  • Sean Manley
    Sean Manley 5 дней назад


  • Sean Manley
    Sean Manley 5 дней назад

    2:37 my little pony

  • Gopnikk doge
    Gopnikk doge 5 дней назад +1

    I get the feeling this is meant for 6 year olds.

  • Jenna Nadebaum
    Jenna Nadebaum 6 дней назад

    Kids today won't know what a photo album is

  • Jenna Nadebaum
    Jenna Nadebaum 6 дней назад

    I remember using 1 of thoes land phones with the round dillinig. I remember using them in the early 90s as a kid

  • B.n A
    B.n A 6 дней назад

    I actually enjoyed VHS. Growing up, we had electrical problems throughout the house, so if something shorted, we'd have to start a dvd back from the beginning, because my siblings would lose the remote to the dvd player. It was so much easier with the VHS because where ever it stopped, is where it picked back up. Rewinding wasn't bad, because you could chose your next movie while you waited, and it just took a bit of alcohol to clean the machine, and you were back in business. The only hectic part was when a tape got stuck or got all tangled, that did suck. But I still miss it :)

  • kylie tasker
    kylie tasker 7 дней назад

    Rotary phones are not that old had them in the 80s

  • Savagetypeship4 jade
    Savagetypeship4 jade 7 дней назад +1

    80s and 90s baby forever. Those times hurt knowing we won't see them again. I'm still messed up about it.

  • joe guy
    joe guy 7 дней назад

    but it feels so good to push the floppy disk into the drive ...they should sell the drive and a floppy disk just so people can push it in and out

  • draconiusultamius
    draconiusultamius 7 дней назад

    Film canister rockets were my favourite thing in preschool. Now I get placed on the chem professor's 'watch list' for talking to them about really really wanting to see the Pharaoh's snake reaction or other similar explosions.

  • YTSomeoneSb Somebody
    YTSomeoneSb Somebody 7 дней назад

    I’m a post Millennial and I know all this stuff

  • Joelle
    Joelle 7 дней назад

    Here’s something that is crazy.
    I had a kid ask me what a dvd was.

  • Raisa Cherry
    Raisa Cherry 7 дней назад

    Oh man i m all too familiar with that so-called dial up net sound 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Antonio Croslin
    Antonio Croslin 7 дней назад

    I live in bend Oregon and we still have a blockbuster that is still in operation

  • Chuck Shoes
    Chuck Shoes 7 дней назад

    HOW the fuck was VHS awful in every way? You could double tape and steal shit, put your video camera onto a tape, record shows when you where not home. YOU KNOW A 1080P bluray on a OLD TV will look worse then a VHS right? God she is dumb i am done with this idiot

  • Kevin Wake
    Kevin Wake 7 дней назад

    Well if kids don't go into a shop yes they will not know what a tv guide is, but if they do they will as they still get made and still included with the Saturday papers.

  • Chuck Shoes
    Chuck Shoes 7 дней назад

    Blockbuster was amazing, as a child i would ride my bike to rent a movie and a video game, it was amazing. How lazy is this dumb bitch saying this list

    • Chuck Shoes
      Chuck Shoes 7 дней назад

      pagers? Cause no kid sees firemen, or medical staff? Her kids must be fucking morons

  • michael m
    michael m 8 дней назад

    i have two 500 capacity cases for my blu rays.
    suck it millennials.

  • Geno Breaker
    Geno Breaker 8 дней назад

    I used a lot of these even in high school... In the early 2000's. >:/
    I started my senior project on floppy and made the transition to flash drives that year, still had dial up, still HAVE VHS tapes and VCR (though we don't use them much), still have my Walkman (don't use it), took 35mm disposable cameras on trips until I got my first camera phone... The only thing on this list I don't think I ever had was a rotor phone, but my grandpa did and I learned how it worked...

  • Ally Jane
    Ally Jane 8 дней назад

    I hate that WatchMojo are basically making all. Of these old fashion things sound like a bad thing. Thanks for to online streaming, kids and adults can literally watch anything all day everyday without pause. I personally miss Blockbusters!! It was a good way of knowing if a movie is worth buying or not. Same with games for the ps2 or Nintendo wii. And walking to the store to return a DVD provided us with this thing called EXERCISE!! Something that people have to pay out of the nose to get nowadays because the Internet exists and people are too lazy to go out into the high street to actually look at an item before they buy it!! I miss the 80's and 90's way of doing things, they were healthy and happier time

  • JohnyTheWizKid
    JohnyTheWizKid 9 дней назад

    VHS over DVDs any day! Gameboy is still fun! I still use CDs AND fucking cassette tapes!

  • James Jones
    James Jones 9 дней назад

    I loved Blockbusters..Erols video as well.

  • Stephen Clementson
    Stephen Clementson 9 дней назад

    No more failed 'Kodak Moments' that you couldn't erase, and definitely no of your 1000 rewritable shots is bound to look right.

    LBLRLLFucker ARTDETY 9 дней назад


  • sheyanne canoy
    sheyanne canoy 10 дней назад

    I was born in 02 and I only haven’t used dial up or a pager but I do know how to work them cause I learned as a kid my parents has them I actually love cassettes vhs tapes and floppy discs can y’all stop acting like 99’ and 00-03’ kids grew up differently

  • Chico from Phoenix
    Chico from Phoenix 10 дней назад

    T.v. guide? I used the preview channel and hoped I didn't miss it or had to watch the whole guide again.. SPICE CHANNEL? It was all scrambled but i saw a nip here and there hoping it was the chicks nip

  • Daniel Naveda
    Daniel Naveda 10 дней назад

    Well my sister a child recognized my vcr and vhs s

  • Stuntcat5000
    Stuntcat5000 10 дней назад

    C'mon im only in my early teans and 6-10 year olds dont even know what a vhs player is? Or a video store like family video? Now im triggered! My dad and i go to family video all the time because first of all, renting a movie from Itunes is like 4 bucks for a day, and also we dont want family video going out of buisness.

  • zulumax1
    zulumax1 10 дней назад

    How about a music record on the back of a cereal box that you had to cut out?

  • El Ali
    El Ali 10 дней назад

    Doctors still use pagers

  • Federico Manuel Olveira
    Federico Manuel Olveira 11 дней назад +1

    I'm feeld old:(

  • Jamari Gillyard
    Jamari Gillyard 11 дней назад

    I still watch VHS

  • Jamari Gillyard
    Jamari Gillyard 11 дней назад

    I know what all of these are

  • art deco
    art deco 11 дней назад +1

    I actually miss video stores.

  • Dashaun KingFreeman
    Dashaun KingFreeman 11 дней назад

    Change it! Just change it!

  • Rachel Ornelas
    Rachel Ornelas 11 дней назад

    I bought a rotary phone from Ebay. Man, I forgot how heavy they are. My daughter likes to call me from the house line. Lol

  • Fred Landry
    Fred Landry 11 дней назад

    I remember when I was a kid my grandmother had a rotary phone in 1985 even then that was old. And I remember so many times going to Blockbuster Video getting movies in the late 80s and 90s.

    HELLO. I AN A GLITCH 11 дней назад

    I’m only 14 and me and my family still use VHSs

  • Emsley Wyatt
    Emsley Wyatt 12 дней назад

    The slide rule.

  • Dawna May
    Dawna May 12 дней назад

    still use the phone book......

  • gkiltz0
    gkiltz0 12 дней назад

    When my Mother(now 89) first saw an audio CD was exactly the same thing my Niece(now 25) first saw a 45 RPM record, "You mean you can actually get MUSIC out of THAT???"

  • gkiltz0
    gkiltz0 12 дней назад

    Most of the world's dial-up internet users are in places that don't really have broadband

  • FBI Canada
    FBI Canada 12 дней назад

    You must be smoking if you think I don't know these! Hell I even have some of these

  • William Hollinger
    William Hollinger 12 дней назад

    Pager is still around

  • William Hollinger
    William Hollinger 12 дней назад

    Pager is still around

  • Casper
    Casper 12 дней назад

    Why is everyone born before the year 2000 think they are SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH better then the people that are born after the year 2000????????????

    • Todd T
      Todd T 9 дней назад

      @Casper Simple. Some people born before 2000, depending on age, know how things work, not just how to use things or services. At some point in time reality began to be displaced by fantasy. So people let's use your example of past 2000 talk and think they know how to do something, but when removed from being able to Google something or reach out via text/social media or phone, can't figure something out by themselves. Talking smack has replaced ability. Also there is a lack of respect for people that accomplished more, with way less, because it is cool to do so, or because nobody wants to put in the time because "that stuff or that guy is old".
      Also, if you are older, younger people treat you like you are born before 1900, no matter when you were born. I was born in the 70's. Its my grandmother that can't operate a computer, not me, I grew up with them. I had a pager and then got a cell phone my first year in college. I paid $1500 for it when I was 20, drove a Mustang that I paid for, went to college that I paid for and paid rent at the same time.
      I built that engine from scratch, not just bolting on plastic intake pieces and calling it a "built" engine. That means everything, as small as pieces can get ( piston rings, con rod wrist pins, main bearings etc). Rebuilt a carburetor... In a few years after that, fuel injection. With no computer software, you had to trick the computer by providing false data. We had to figure it out No internet, no help.
      All the stuff we studied whether by school or by choice, we used to make what you use today. Then you get talked to by some kid like you were born a century ago. My grandparents could not handle technology newer than a rotary phone, so they just worked harder. My parents were rounding out the last generation of having a job for life and tolerated some technology and avoided most others, which made their life easier. Not much changed until after I was born and I embraced it and still work on it today. If you love being able to watch TV, watch TV on your cell phone, use the internet or a myriad of other core tech, you're welcome. I can't make an app, which I'm sure someone wants to call me old for, but can I call you young and stupid for not being able to terminate multiple 100 gig fibre links to a bandwidth manager rack at my ISP?
      Remove the internet, cell phones and GPS and I am capable of living just fine. Remove electricity, gas and water and I might not like it but I can still pull it off. Technology doesn't make me, it makes me better. Can you say the same? If not, hell yeah, I think I am better than you because I actually did the core competencies. I also feel lazy and not smart enough 24/7 so, I work on still learning and efficiency. Imagine what I think of people that cry about any minor inconvenience or because their technology doesn't work the way they imagined.
      I'm going to retire early and consult instead. When you know a lot of core info, they pay you to talk. Good luck texting/Googling everyone. I get paid, the more you do it anyway.

  • Greenwolf 2345922
    Greenwolf 2345922 13 дней назад

    I remember blockbuster I miss it

  • Randy Hudson
    Randy Hudson 13 дней назад

    Catalogs, answering machines, and cars where you had to use a crank to roll down the window

  • Monique Barr
    Monique Barr 13 дней назад

    I'm officially old and crusty now

  • Juan Martín Stehle
    Juan Martín Stehle 13 дней назад +1

    WatchMojo and the kid of the minute 8:29. As Alan Sands said, VHS was not "awful in every conceivable way". It's what we had at the time and for the time it was AWESOME. And I was a very happy child watching movies in that format back in the year 2000 when I was 6 years old. One thing kids don't have today is: RESPECT. And you WatchMojo... KISS MY SWEET *SS.

  • Brett Robinson
    Brett Robinson 13 дней назад

    When you said ' old people movies' , I've never wanted to slap the shit out of someone soooooooo BADLY!!!

  • LadyDragoncat
    LadyDragoncat 13 дней назад

    Ah, typewriter... The longest word on the first letter line of the QWERTY alphabet.

  • LadyDragoncat
    LadyDragoncat 13 дней назад

    "What's the very first thing you have to do to use that phone?"
    "I have no idea."
    I have never felt so old at 49.

  • The Rainblossoms
    The Rainblossoms 13 дней назад

    Fuck you! VHS was awesome at the time. Tell me, what was better then???
    I use a Walkman out of pure choice today, I make sure kids see it and guess what? Nobody says jack shit!
    You dicks (watchnojo) live in a material, egocentric world. I pity you millennial fools.

  • Wamfel
    Wamfel 13 дней назад

    Um... Blockbuster and VHS are great

  • nic anoodle02
    nic anoodle02 13 дней назад

    U wimper snappers with ur fortnite and shit the good ol' days was the best we had it all

  • Alyssa Wilson
    Alyssa Wilson 14 дней назад

    I was showing my 6 year old this and the dial up internet was the worst for her lol 😂

  • Greater Than Silence
    Greater Than Silence 14 дней назад

    I loved 80s hair band music and also 80s big hair! High School was awesome!

  • l34052
    l34052 14 дней назад

    Computer games on cassette tapes that took 10, 12 or maybe even 15 minutes to load only to crash just as it was finishing so you'd have to reset the computer, rewind the tape and do it all again😆😆
    Kids today moan about a PS4/xbox game that looks the way it does and takes a whole minute to load....

  • Tinkerbell Hufflepuff
    Tinkerbell Hufflepuff 14 дней назад

    This is really sad

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé 14 дней назад

    This Aloof Female on this Video is SO Negative Condescending and Critical of the Past aint She ???

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé 14 дней назад

    Greg Chappell advertising W.S.C. on V.H.S. , Never sore that Won

  • Harasen
    Harasen 14 дней назад

    I know about multiple of those things from my childhood in the early 2000s. I remember going out with my family to rent movies (specifically DVDs). I also remember putting on VHS tapes. I never recorded a video on tape, but my grandma has at lest one or two tapes of recordings from my early childhood.

  • Game Over
    Game Over 14 дней назад

    3 words.
    Vinyl Disk Players

  • Fiona Shaw
    Fiona Shaw 14 дней назад

    Polaroid cameras

    • Emsley Wyatt
      Emsley Wyatt 12 дней назад

      I recently saw some youngsters using something like a Polaroid. (Don't know who made it.)

  • Jasmine Amer
    Jasmine Amer 15 дней назад

    Lol. I remember all these