Join the 80s Tech Revolution: Because Retro is the New Now

By John Salkowsky

Join the 80s Tech Revolution: Because Retro is the New Now

Hey there, future dwellers! It's time to rewind, put on your neon leg warmers, and let me introduce you to a superior era of technology: the 1980s. Yes, you read it right! Those were the glory days - the golden age of tech - when the real fun happened. So strap in and let's crank up the DeLorean to 88 mph.

First, let's talk about the unparalleled, auditory bliss delivered by vinyl records and their loyal companion, the record player. MP3s? Streaming? Pfft, that's for the birds! Those warm, rich tones coming from a vinyl record on a turntable, complete with the tiniest crackle - it's like drinking a vintage wine. It's an experience, not just a song.

And speaking of audio experiences, let's not forget the revolutionary Sony Walkman. The 1980s equivalent of an iPhone but without the unsolicited social media notifications. You'd plug in those foamy earphones, slip in your favorite mixtape, and the world around you would transform into an MTV music video.

Then, there were the CD players - the precursors to MP3 and digital music. They taught us patience. There's nothing quite like the thrill of your favorite song skipping because you dared to move while listening to your CD. And who can forget burning mix CDs for your friends or that special someone? Now THAT was a labor of love!

Last, but certainly not least, the 1980s reigned supreme in the gaming universe. NES, Sega Genesis, Atari - these were the powerhouses of their time. The graphics were so advanced, you could actually see the pixels! That's right, folks. They taught us imagination and brought us iconic characters like Super Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man. VR gaming and eSports of today got nothing on the OGs of gaming!

In conclusion, friends, the 1980s were more than just a time of interesting fashion choices and stellar music. They were a period of robust technology that engaged our senses, taught us patience, sparked our imaginations, and allowed us to actively participate in our entertainment.

So come on, join the revolution! Pop in a cassette, flip over your vinyl, dust off your old Game Boy, and remind yourself of the joys that '80s technology can bring. Here's to the brick phones, record players, CD burners, Walkmans, CRT TVs, and video game consoles! Long may they reign in our hearts and basements!