When I was a kid....
.... vital Nintendo knowledge, like how to beat a boss or a cool cheat code, was passed from one kid to another at school. You couldn't look it up on the internet when you got stuck. You just figured it out and it worked pretty well. Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start.
.... you kept a tape in your "BOOM Box", ready to hit record when your favorite song came on the radio so that you could savor that song over and over again. Sometimes you waited for days just so you could get the entire song.
.... you had to rewind and fast forward things. Cassette tapes. VCR tapes. Fast Forward. Stop. Play. Listen. Fast Forward. Stop. Play. Listen. You went too far. Rewind. Stop. Play. Is usually how it went.
.... we would talk to the people we were sitting next to.
.... we played Words with Friends, but it was called Scrabble.
.... we had blogs, but they were called journals and no one else read them.
.... we made up games on cross country trips.
.... this was an iPod.