Meanings and terms often change or get adjusted over time, especially with Information Technology. While never walking 5 miles to school in two-feet of snow, I did live during an era of TV’s without remotes and vinyl record players. I tend to include many ‘remember when…’ type stories in my blogs so just chalk (or chuck) this one in the nostalgia pile. A few are a stretch and most still hold their old definition but come along for the ride anyway. 🙂
When I was a kid:
An Appliance was a fridge, oven, toaster, etc.
You Breached a contract not a network and used a Buffer for shiny car polish.
A Cloud was in the sky, Cache was money, and C is for Cookie – which is good enough for me.
A Disk was made by Frisbee.
An Engineer drove a train.
A Firewall was an actual physical barrier in a building or vehicle.
Googol meant the highest number before infinity.
Bears went into Hibernation
Inter and Intra described personal relationships.
Java was coffee.
Keys opened the house, started the car and got lost.
Your Local Host was your guide when traveling to foreign places.
When someone got too close you told them, ‘Get out of My Space.’
The Networks were ABC, NBC and CBS.
An OASIS was your own personal paradise, tropical for many.
You could stand on a Platform, I turned my head for my Profile and Port was a sweet wine.
QWERTY is still the same.
RAM was a male sheep & the NFL team from Los Angeles.
Spam and eggs, Hawaiian style.
There’s a game called Tag, and you are IT.
Utility had nothing to do with computing but could be a belt.
Viral meant a doctor visit.
Rode a WAV on the North Shore.
802.1X flipped is an extension in Idaho or maybe Vermont.
A Yahoo was a local yokel.
Finally, Zip up your pants!!
Come on everyone, play along! I’m sure you got your own entries to add.