Tuesday, April 20, 2010

who are these kids...

... who can afford iPads?!? When I was in college Raman Noodles was a dietary staple.

11 comments:

Kamilla said...

Don't forget the generic Mac n' Cheese!

McDonald's was a treat for us as well.

Kamilla

Heather said...

...and the individual serving size saltines. (I'd load my pockets up with them any time I was near a salad bar.)

The Ironic Catholic said...

They probably can't--put it on a credit card (sigh)

Smiley said...

the spoilt ones who's parents give them everything.
i dunno who said it but some saint or holy preist did
Woe to you parents who give your children everything but fail to give them God

Old Bob said...

During my senior year at the U of Minn (69-70) I supped daily on Whoppers, vending machine chicken soup, and machine coffee. I have never drunk machine coffee since. Also I agree with Smiley. Also, what's an iPad?

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

When I was in college (1975-80) a personal computer was Science Fiction and would be the size of a washing machine. A 5 function calculator (+-*/ & Sqr. Root) was cheap at $80.00. (for fun ask your local yung'un if they know what a slide rule is...)

Kevin - "pax tecum" said...

long math calculations had to be performed in stages...or by hand.

Ink said...

In my personal defense, some of us prefer to do out our lengthy summations because we can't figure out how the heck the fancy calculator works. >_>; Pressing keys to perform functions is only good for checking one's arithmetic...

Actually, a classmate of mine has an iPad. It's basically a very expensive toy, in my opinion. I'd much rather have a searchable collection of all Church documents--now that would be worth money to me.

PaxetBonum said...

I did arithmetic with pencil, paper and "slipstick" in HS and college, until I obtained my first prized electronic calculator (second hand from an uppperclass geek who was upgrading) ca. 1973, a HP-20(30?) [barely] programmable calculator with a ruby red LED display, "reverse Polish notation", and a butter-soft kidglove leather case. I loved that classy little button box, it got me thru college and was my first ever 'confuser' and "PDA".

Apple products are mostly expensive status symbols and digital fetishes for technogeeks.

The first and last Apple product I owned was one of those boxy-cube-looking Macintosh desktop computers in the early '90s. It had a b&w crt monitor, was dumber than dirt, slower than molasses and couldn't do much more than word processing, but it had the coveted (albeit somewhat confusing) Mac OS. Once I found out what "real" PCs (and networks) could do (at work) with the Mac-like MS Windows OS (obviously copycatted from Macs, sorry Steve)and how much more useful application software was available for them, I dumped the Mac and never looked back.

Ok Mac cultists, fire away, I know what's coming...

[Digital] Peace and Good- P&B.

Smiley said...

hehehe mom taught me how to cook proper food thank you

3puddytats said...

In my engineering profession I use computers quite a bit, but I'm of the mentality that computers HELP you do your job, not do your job for you.m If you have no clue on how to derive the equations or what the info you put into them means, it's pretty much pointless and you'll never be able to defend your position or analyze errors.

My sis-in-law is an architect and she says she needs a pencil in her hand to be able to "create", that's what gets her juices flowing...she still does all her preliminary sketches with pencil and vellum..