This radio programme is why British people taste the tang of Yorkshire puddings when they hear Doris Day. And sometimes vice versa.
Nowadays, we have subcontracted out the memorising of numbers to our devices, not our brains. You used to have to know someone’s number to be able to dial it, or look it up in a phone directory or the soon-to-be extinct Yellow Pages.
Today’s the end of the opt-in-to-win strategy. How many emails have you culled from your inbox?
Of course you have the Internet on your phone. (Well, you probably do. Although sales of dumb phones are on the rise, so maybe you don’t.) When we first had the Internet, we didn’t have the IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence specification (for which Wi-Fi is the cute trademark) paradise we have today. Wi-fi is the…
Birthday cards for girels once conveyed very different messages than they do today. (Even if the colours haven’t changed much.)
Once, it was everywhere. Then, it was gone. What happened to Friends Reunited? Did it run out of friends?
In the days when you submitted stuff to magazines by post, the article would either get published or be returned to you with a little printed slip.