Things are different now than they were when we were kids, sonny. Those of you who are parents probably are made aware of this more often than others, as watching your kids grow up doing things you never got to do makes those changes more apparent. Also, Mistress Time, she is not kind to our poor, old brains. It's HARD to remember exactly what we used to do when we were kids. Really, though, the fun part isn't so much that you played different games or did a lot more staring at the wall than kids today... the fun part is how different the entire cultural zeitgeist was. And, of course, that's the more difficult thing to pin down. Because, seriously, folks today can hardly remember where they put their Venti Latte 5 minutes ago (answer: on top of your car) much less how they thought of things in general. Our parents had a totally different experience of the global community pre-internet. Just think about that for a second. How did we use to think of the world before guerilla bloggers took over the flow of information? Neat! Scary! Anyway, enough navel-gazing. On with this list.