List Mgmt. "Gen" profile of the Adelaide Board

Which Gen are you?

  • The Greatest Generation! (pre 1946)

  • Boomer! (1946-1964)

  • Gen X! (1965-1980)

  • Gen Y! (Millennials) (1981-1996

  • Gen Z! (1997-2010)

  • Alpha / I should be in school! (2011-)


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flashcrow

Club Legend
Jul 15, 2016
1,706
5,732
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#weflyasone
Well I questioned myself, hard to believe huh! I dodged the fountain pens and ink monitors. Vaguely remember a daily assembly and national anthem
Not just an assembly, we had to march. Some lucky students even got to play the Bass Drum or Snare Drum whilst marching. Ended by looking up to the flag with our hands on heart, and a rousing "God save the Queen".
 

jenny61_99

Premium Platinum
Feb 22, 2006
56,196
47,027
Brisbane
AFL Club
Adelaide
Well I questioned myself, hard to believe huh! I dodged the fountain pens and ink monitors. Vaguely remember a daily assembly and national anthem
I remember singing “God save the Queen”. I remember sixpences! I remember getting our first black and white tv when I was six years old (dad won a tv/sterogram at golf). I remember the funeral of JFK. Landing on the moon. I remember Gough Whitlam being sacked. I remember skipping school and going to anti-apartheid marches. I remember learning how to type on an old manual typewriter, and how amazed I was when electric ones came in. I remember tippex! I worked on the first computer I’d ever seen when I was a teller at a credit union. Using one of the first facsimile machines at Parliament House (where you had to be there to receive it). i remember buying our first Betamax video recorder. Then buying our first video camera (which was enormous and very heavy). Our first ever computer was the very first Apple Mac which we bought when we lived in Palo Alto in the US (we still own it today). our first game console was a Hanimex...then we moved up to a PlayStation. I remember trying to tape songs from the radio and the frustration in trying to get the DJ NOT talking over it! Our first home phone was a big old, black rotary dial. My first car was a souped-up mini (had been a rally car and had an amazing engine) that cost $550. we got the Internet in 1999. My first mobile phone in 2001.
 

chazwazza

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 15, 2012
8,234
13,062
Thebarton
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Adelaide
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Sturt Football Club
I remember singing “God save the Queen”. I remember sixpences! I remember getting our first black and white tv when I was six years old (dad won a tv/sterogram at golf). I remember the funeral of JFK. Landing on the moon. I remember Gough Whitlam being sacked. I remember skipping school and going to anti-apartheid marches. I remember learning how to type on an old manual typewriter, and how amazed I was when electric ones came in. I remember tippex! I worked on the first computer I’d ever seen when I was a teller at a credit union. Using one of the first facsimile machines at Parliament House (where you had to be there to receive it). i remember buying our first Betamax video recorder. Then buying our first video camera (which was enormous and very heavy). Our first ever computer was the very first Apple Mac which we bought when we lived in Palo Alto in the US (we still own it today). our first game console was a Hanimex...then we moved up to a PlayStation. I remember trying to tape songs from the radio and the frustration in trying to get the DJ NOT talking over it! Our first home phone was a big old, black rotary dial. My first car was a souped-up mini (had been a rally car and had an amazing engine) that cost $550. we got the Internet in 1999. My first mobile phone in 2001.
We had one of those Hanimex consoles 😂 Everyone else had an Atari 🙄
 

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MatthewB

Have a twinkie, snapperhead
Sep 17, 2015
6,905
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NY Yankees, Glenelg Adelaide Giants
We had Commodores 64 at school, Granny's Garden et al. However PCs at home, anyone go deep down the rabbit hole trying to get enough memory to run games with mouse and sound?

On Pixel 5 using BigFooty.com mobile app

it was always great waiting 15 minutes for the game on the tape to load, only for it to have a error and you had to start all over again
 

cm_perfect

Premiership Player
Dec 7, 2007
3,433
3,458
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Anyone have one of these?

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Yes I do, with a box full of games as well.

Also have a Sega mega drive, first 2 xboxes, all the PlayStations up to 4, nes, SNES, selection of game boys.

Even a few of those donkey Kong split screen jobbers, a Pac-Man watch.

That’s off the top of my head, there is probably more.

My wife is patient with my hoarding
 

SugarShane

C6 H12 O6
Sep 9, 2007
16,518
24,719
SA
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Adelaide
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Strikers, BMS Goats
Anyone have one of these?

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Not quite but the ColecoVision we had looked pretty close. This was what we had, complete with the Atari 2600 add-on on the front which we took for granted then but is pretty mindblowing thinking about it now. Was like if Sony said "Here you go, we made an attachment for the PS4 that plays Switch games."

 

Rory Walkerfield

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 6, 2012
9,203
16,740
AFL Club
Adelaide
Biggest social upheaval from my youth was when a girl toppled off the balcony at the Royal Hotel at Kent Town. Turned out that she was underage. Awful that she died of course but also meant a crackdown on fake ID's which was devastating
We must be the around same age. I remember that too, and I was uni age at the time.
 

Rory Walkerfield

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 6, 2012
9,203
16,740
AFL Club
Adelaide
Strangest school memories:
Writing with a nib and powdered ink.
Being an Ink Monitor, and mixing the ink.
Marching around the quadrangle.
The closest thing there was to a calculator was a slide rule.
Ah, 1955, what a time to be born....
“Quadrangle”...

I think we went to the same school, 20 years apart.
 

Slippery Pete

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 19, 2010
16,164
20,750
AFL Club
Adelaide
Not quite but the ColecoVision we had looked pretty close. This was what we had, complete with the Atari 2600 add-on on the front which we took for granted then but is pretty mindblowing thinking about it now. Was like if Sony said "Here you go, we made an attachment for the PS4 that plays Switch games."


What the fu** is that?
 

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