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Magnetic-Storage-Media Natives

A colleague recently forwarded me a light-entertainment link to a blog post and associated video clip showing what happens when a bunch of young children are confronted with old and obsolete technologies (VideoDiscs, 8-track players, an enormous HP rollerball, etc.) and asked to guess what they are.

The footage itself is endearing, funny, and very, very sweet. But what I found most interesting, once my initial don’t-kids-just-say-the-darndest-things reaction had faded, was the apparent mismatch between what is actually shown in the clip, and the editorial slant taken toward what is shown in the clip.

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