Remember Walkie-Talkies?

Ok so this is super random and I don’t know why I’m so excited but I had to share this.

Do you guys remember walkie-talkies? Well ok, I absolutely looooved those things growing up, I guilt tripped my mom into getting me a pair (I looked so pitiful with my pieces of yarn and used solo cups tied to each end. I think what really sold the deal was when I forced her to play along!)

Anyway, while attempting to do my blog portfolio I read back over a post someone put up     about not liking the sound of their voice and recorded audio’s being perfected and all that.

Well if you think about it, walkie-talkies have been replaced by texting! Of course a lot more changes have happened. I don’t think people would text someone and then do a military summersault, ducked head spin-dodge roll like me and my friends used to do after relaying a message over a walkie-talkie.

But there’s more to it. Walkie-talkies required you to remain within a certain distance of one another, if you moved out of that distance pshhhhhhhhsccccrrrrrrr! is all you would hear. Now, we can extend our playtime adventures to greater distances….but to do that there is distance.

Just something that popped into my head. As you were :).

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2 Responses to Remember Walkie-Talkies?

  1. foyd514 says:

    This reminds me of the Nextel phones that had the walkie talkie function. My dad is a contractor and had that so he could talk to coworkers easily. Now all I can think of is men in hard hats summer-salting around a construction site! But it is interesting to see how we have evolved from the cup and string to walkie talkies to text messages; notice how we keep distancing ourselves from each other and the spoken word. Oh evolution, letting us be less social. I might have to ask for walkie talkies for christmas now. Thanks for the idea!

  2. RevMina says:

    No problem!
    It’s a great de-stresser, the summer-salt walkie-talkie combination. I did it today (with pretend walkie talkies) during Classroom Assistance Time at the Peabody Early Childhood center and I had so much fun, after the twentieth one though I regretted showing that move to a bunch of preschoolers who are obsessed with the word “again!” but nonetheless still pretty fun!

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