French Children Grapple with Vintage Gadgets (Video)


Today in You’re Old: young French children try to figure out what the hell a Game Boy is (also: floppy discs and video game cartridges). One kid thinks an 8-track is a bomb. This blogger is 21 and remembers Game Boys and floppy discs, at least.

Are we at the point where kids only know how to do things like hack into secure databases, build laptops from scratch, and start their own successful fashion blogs? Whatever happened to imaginative play?


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 8, 2011

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