When you were busy watching an International Rescue organisation save the world week after week, you could soon forget they were only puppets. Unless you saw the strings.
Fancy a new a halogen lightbulb? Think again.
Remember those cute animated 2s that used to breeze across the TV screen before you watched a BBC2 programme? They’ve gone.
London’s been 01, 071, 081, 0171, 0181, then 020. No wonder so many people don’t know their own telephone number.
It’s still there, on every one of the train tickets that you buy in the UK, in case you hadn’t noticed. The double-locking arrow of the logo that personified British Rail.
It’s not an instruction. It’s not a suggestion. It’s the name of a company that once put cables beneath our city streets. The company is long gone but its ghosts are still there.
This activity fits comfortably in the category of “things our children will never do”. After all, if you want to listen to a song, you can go to Spotify, right?
It wasn’t once so simple.