10 THINGS KIDS TODAY DON’T KNOW

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beaty logo red  The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s natural history museum. We work to promote a greater understanding of, and collective responsibility for, the biodiversity of BC, Canada, and the World. Come visit us on UBC campus – we’re located at 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC. You can find more info at beatymuseum.ubc.ca. Follow us @beatymuseum on Twitter & Instagram and like us on Facebook.

 

This list was inspired by our feature exhibition shutterbug showcasing Ian Lane’s photographs of local insects. The images on display are a selection of prints of the 10,000 slides Ian donated to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. While preparing for the exhibition one of the students assisting the team was flipping through a book of slides and wanted to know what they were – he’d never seen slides before. It made the rest of the team feel old!

Here are a few things that kids these days will never know:

1) “Be kind rewind”

Photo by Flickr user Pete.
Photo by Flickr user Pete.

 2) The sound of dial-up internet

Photo by Flickr user Mike Licht.
Photo by Flickr user Mike Licht.

3) Floppy disks

Photo by Flickr user frankieleon.
Photo by Flickr user frankieleon.

4) Searching for change to make a pay phone call and having to dial the number from memory

Photo by Flickr user Steve Rotman.
Photo by Flickr user Steve Rotman.

5) Mix tapes/CDs

Photo by Flickr user henry….
Photo by Flickr user henry….

 6) Saturday morning cartoons

Photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend.
Photo by Flickr user Paul Townsend.

7) Group messages on answering machines

Photo by Flickr user TheCX.
Photo by Flickr user TheCX.

 8) Encyclopedias – before there was Wikipedia

Photo by Flickr user BostonTx
Photo by Flickr user BostonTx

9) Waiting to see your pictures until the film has been developed

Photo by Flickr user mika.
Photo by Flickr user mika.

  10) Gathering around a projector for a slide show.

Photo by Flickr user Intrinsic-Image.
Photo by Flickr user Intrinsic-Image.

Teach your kids, enlighten yourself, or reminisce on the good old days by coming into the Beaty Biodiversity Museum to check out slides. We’ve got a light box on display with a recreation of one of Ian’s slides as well as a drawing activity based on slides.

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slide activity Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Slide display at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

If you’d rather look forward than backwards then check out our selfie station where you can dress up like a bug and snap a selfie with our selfie stick (yes we are selfie stick friendly!). Share with #BeatyBug on your social media platform of choice.

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