Kids React To Old Computers: Disgusted, Confused And Frustrated - HotHardware
Kids React To Old Computers: Disgusted, Confused And Frustrated

Kids React To Old Computers: Disgusted, Confused And Frustrated

Today's children are the key to a better tomorrow, and unless you're a curmudgeon, there's a distinct joy in watching little ones grow and blossom into the next generation of decision makers. It can be your own kids, your nieces and nephews, or ones you've met for the first time -- their innocent view of the world is heartwarming and takes us back to when we were their age. By that same token, their brutally honest nature sometimes hits like a gut punch, whether it's pointing out your bad breath (yes, you little demon, we skipped brushing this morning because we were running late, let's not announce it to the world, mmkay?) or making you feel incredibly old by reacting to the technology you grew up with.

It's the latter that was caught on video, uploaded to YouTube, and has since gone viral. The Fine Brothers created a video showing elementary school kids what computers were like before they were flattened out into tablet and smartphone devices -- you know, the ancient systems you used to play Oregon Trail on. Their reactions are priceless (and a bit depressing). In this instance, an Apple II.

Kids Computer

Even turning on the PC is a mystery to these kids. They're perplexed at why nothing happens when they turn the monitor on, and even more confused when the Apple system loads to a command prompt rather than a screen full of apps. "I don't get it. And I also don't get the 1970s," one of the kids in the video comments.



It's pretty funny to see them stumble through the steps required to do, well, just about anything. Surprisingly, one of them even said they'd like to have an old PC today, though the rest were more than ready to trade the system back for a modern mobile device.
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lkoooawtoatoatal

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loool

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disgusted

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That was the easy part :D man best words of day :D

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"at least its better then flappy bird" LOL

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I prefer the Walkman episode..

 

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_vV-JRZ6E&feature=kp]

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That was pretty funny - would like to see how they'd react to Windows 3.1!

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My first one was an 8088 clone.

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Lol the first in my house was an Apple like the one they showed and a commodore, my neighbors brother got a trs 80 and he could code.

I remember my friend rob ran a phone cord through a pipe under the street and plugged it into the neighbors house line (no one lived there) at the phone box and he would put his phone on a transceiver he got at radio shack and we would hook it up to the computer and we put in a code the phone would go busy and finally shut off to deadline then we could get it to dial into corporate numbers, let the auto answer line go dead and get on their networks phone line and make phone calls and get on BBS lines some of the details are probably out of order though it's been 30 years.

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rapid1:

Lol the first in my house was an Apple like the one they showed and a commodore, my neighbors brother got a trs 80 and he could code.

I remember my friend rob ran a phone cord through a pipe under the street and plugged it into the neighbors house line (no one lived there) at the phone box and he would put his phone on a transceiver he got at radio shack and we would hook it up to the computer and we put in a code the phone would go busy and finally shut off to deadline then we could get it to dial into corporate numbers, let the auto answer line go dead and get on their networks phone line and make phone calls and get on BBS lines some of the details are probably out of order though it's been 30 years.

 

Way out of order but as a former phone phreak myself I know where you are going. Wink Sounds like he diverted calls off a misconfigured PBX.

 

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Do their reactions seem really staged to anyone else?

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parts of it is staged/couched if they can't get a "usable reaction" from the kid. This is a show after all. Kids can't possibly be that stupid that they don't explore to try to figure things out.

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We have to see'em look on their face when they find out that the firsty computer had the size of a room.Still those kids should feel lucky,seeing a real dos computer with their own eyes.Its part of the hystory nowdays.

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This was hilarious also they got Teens react to 90s internet if you guys want to make a article or something!

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