Old Tech, Young Kids -- Can They Use or Name a Typewriter

12:34 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (News10) - It's not a stretch to say children and electronics in today's world go hand-in-hand.

Most know how to use computers, iPads, Kindles, iPods - you name it, they can use it.

But what they can't use are the things most of consider the building blocks of technology - typewriters, records, a Polaroid Camera, an hour glass, record player and a rotary phone - they all paved the way for the fantastic toys we have today.

If you put these pieces of old tech in front of elementary student, would they know how to use them?

That's exactly what News10 did with 2 nd and 3 rd graders from the Boys and Girls Club at Edward Kemble Elementary School in Sacramento.

"This whole thing is called a walkman," News10's Nick Monacelli told Anita White and Samantha Jones.

"A walkman? It doesn't even walk," 9-year-old Samantha replied. "That's messed up."

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