Last fall Colt and I were at Noah’s football game and like any good mother I had shoved an iPad in his hand to help pass the two hours so I could pray non-stop that Noah made it through the game injury free.
Colt: I want a new app. These are all boring.
Me: Ok. Find one you like.
Colt: I don’t know any new ones.
Me: Well, just look under kids and find one.
Colt: (After 10 minutes of searching.) I can’t find one. What apps did you like when you were a kid?
This Table Talk segment brought to you by “Apparently I’m Old.” Have fun with your kids while quizzing them on the years their favorite items were invented.
When Was It Invented?
1. What year was the first cell phone sold in the US? (1984. It weighed two pounds, offered only a half-hour of talk time and cost $3,995.00)
2. When was the World Wide Web invented? (1990)
3. What year saw the first home computer in the US? (1977)
4. When was the television invented? (The first commercially produced television sets were Baird models presented in the UK in 1928. GE produced a model in the same year in the US.)
5. When was the first household microwave sold? (The countertop microwave oven was first introduced in 1967.)
6. When was the first automobile sold and what brand was it? (October 1908, the Model T by Ford.)
7. Which was released first? Xbox or Playstation? (Playstation in 1994 in Japan. Released in the US in 1995. Xbox was released in the US in 2001.) What was the first Xbox game released? (Halo.)
8. Who invented airplanes? (The Wright Brothers) What year was the first flight? (Flown from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.)
9. When was the first CD released? (November 17, 1982. It was “The Visitors” by ABBA.)
10. Before your iPhone took photos we had giant contraptions called cameras. When was the first camera invented? (1935)
11. When was Facebook first launched? (February 2004)
12. Before iPods, we had Walkmans. What year was the first Walkman sold in stores? (1979) (Google a photo for them.)
More Table Talk