I listened to cassettes on a player that only played one cassette at a time...my kids listen to CDs and iTunes
I used to buy singles with my pocket money (allowance) - Nattie buys herself iTunes cards.
I had to sit through TV commercials...my kids can fast-forward past them thanks to TiVo
When I was at college, I researched my papers using books at the library...my kids will probably do a lot of their school research in online libraries (as I do now that I am back in school!)
My clothes were dried hanging out on the washing line...my kids' clothes are dried in the dryer
My roller skates were worn over my shoes...rollerblades are a shoe of their very own
Reality TV when I was growing up was - the news! ... my kids are familiar with shows such as Survivor, Amazing Race...
I had never heard of the Internet when I was a kid...but my 6 year old has!! In fact, my daughter even asked, "were you born before the Internet was invented?"
My entertainment on long car rides was my Sony Walkman (yep, more cassettes)...my kids have the choice of iPod (Nattie), CDs, or even a DVD if they're lucky!
I was able to go to the park by myself, stay there for hours, and come home by myself - while feeling safe...unfortunately that won't happen with my kids.
We started out with 2 channels on our TV and eventually went up to - woo hoo! - four channels! BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4...and we all know how many channels there are on TV now!
Our TV remote had a wire connecting it to the TV! LOL! - not so nowadays :)
When we got our first microwave, my sister and I sat in front of it and watched it like a TV show - very cool! - To my kiddos, the microwave is just the machine that pops their popcorn...
I learned to type on a typewriter in a Secretarial Studies class at high school! I can hear the teacher now: "a..s..d..f..a..s..d..f..and again...a..s..d..f" - my kids have learned to type on a computer keyboard without having to take a class!
I rode my bike with - gasp! - no helmet; I skated without kneepads or elbow pads, and rode in the car without a car seat - not so for my kids!
I was able to walk home from school for lunch every day...my kids would have to be signed out of school by me if they wanted to come home for lunch!
What about you? What can you add to the list?