Quick Chat 14: Technology from the 80s and 90s

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In this episode, Kevin and Jack talk about what technology was like back when they were young! The conversation started to go long, so expect more discussions about tech from these two oldies later on. We also had some listener mail from episode 10 about your favorite things!

Share your answers to the discussion questions in our WhatsApp group chat!

If you could take a minute and complete a short survey about the podcast, we would be very appreciative. You can find the survey here: https://forms.gle/HHNnnqU6U8W3DodK8

We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future episodes.

Intro/Outro Music by Eaters: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/eaters/the-astronomers-office/agents-in-coffee-shops/

In this episode, Kevin and Jack talk about what technology was like back when they were young! The conversation started to go long, so expect more discussions about tech from these two oldies later on. We also had some listener mail from episode 10 about your favorite things!

Share your answers to the discussion questions in our WhatsApp group chat! https://forms.gle/zKCS8y1t9jwv2KTn7

If you could take a minute and complete a short survey about the podcast, we would be very appreciative. You can find the survey here: https://forms.gle/HHNnnqU6U8W3DodK8

We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future episodes.

Intro/Outro Music by Eaters: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/eaters/the-astronomers-office/agents-in-coffee-shops/

Key Words

Word processor: a machine that lets users create, save, and print documents

Command: an order or instruction

Garage sale: a sale of used or unwanted goods; normally held in a person’s garage or yard

Used: not new; an item for sale which was owned by a previous person

Brand new: new; an item for sale which has never been previously owned

Discussion Questions

1. How did you learn to type?

2. How old were you when you first used the internet?

3. How old were you when you got your first smartphone?

4. Do you enjoy playing computer games? Why or why not?

2 thoughts on “Quick Chat 14: Technology from the 80s and 90s”

  1. Hi Kavin and Jack.
    Discussion Questions
    1. How did you learn to type?
    I learned to type when I studied for 2 years at University and I started a part-time job. At that time in the interview, the first question was can I use a computer? Unfortunately, we hadn’t a computer in our house. It was very difficult to find an internet cafe in our city. Fortunately, my father’s friend worked at the University at the computer center. I asked permission from him to use the computer, but he never helps me. He shows me how to turn up and turn off the computer and then said the best way to learn computer you should learn by yourself. The first time it was very hard. I thought I never learn this.2. How old were you when you first used the internet?
    2. How old were you when you first used the internet?
    I started to use the internet at age 21. I agree, with Kevin now that using the internet is different and very easy to use, but, when we used the internet at that time we log into it and turn it on.
    3. How old were you when you got your first smartphone?
    I bought my first smartphone in 2007. It’s was Chinese products. There are use only his own simcard.
    4. Do you enjoy playing computer games? Why or why not?
    I do not enjoy playing computer games. I don’t edict in it. A long time ago, one day it was on Sunday. I go to work at 7:30 am. I do my work for 1 hour and then I started to play Da Vinci games. I forgot about it all my life and play this game all day. My Mom calls me and asks where are you. It’s almost 9 o’clock but you are not at the home. I said I’m at my work. She was a craze and said On Sunday at 9 o’clock and you are at work. Which work? I saw it out of the window. It was dark outside. I told to my mom I will be at home after 20 minutes. I told her all story and I promised my mom I will never play a game on the computer. That’s why I don’t want to play a computer game.

  2. I don’t remember when I used first typing I guess I learned to type while I was adolance age
    My elder brother had bought for me a first comouter which was pettium 4 processor”like professor “and compact disc so I had my first computer 23s ages
    I don’t Remember exact time when I bought first smart phone but I can remember my phone brand that is general mobile
    Actually I liked playing computer games during in my high school and unuviversites years, however,I am not I interested in computer games why or why not I don’t know certain replcertt I would say that my perspective and philosophy has changed over time

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