Backtrack: Evolution of Digital Storage

Today most of us walk around with hundreds of gigabytes of storage in our pockets and think nothing of it. In the not too distant past, to have a few megabytes of storage was considered a ton! For those of us who remember 5 1/4″ floppy disks, it would take 9,532 of them to store […]

Backtrack: GenX Future Predictions

When Generation X dreamed about the future, we pictured either a technological paradise with flying cars, helpful robots, no illness and rocket ships or we pictured a wasteland brought on by some human action. Neither came true (luckily in the latter), but we’re still a ways off from where we thought we would be by […]

Backtrack: GenX Kids’ Books

I didn’t ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was difficult to choose! Many of us developed our love for reading back then, so join us as we look back at some of the book […]

Backtrack: Movie Rental Stores

Remember walking down aisles of seemingly endless choices of movies? How about renting a movie based only on its cover and finding gems but more often terrible movies? Do you remember making mad dashes to the video store at 2am to avoid paying late fees? Join us as we talk about the experience of the […]

Backtrack: Novelty Records

About This Episode I won’t say that Generation X had the silliest novelty songs, but we sure had a ton of them! Such classics as “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,” “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and “Monster Mash” were at the top of our hit list when we were kids! In this episode we […]

Backtrack: Playing Outside

One, two, three…. NOT IT! How many times have you started an exhausting game of tag with those words? In this week’s GenXGrownUp Backtrack we remember playing outside. Sometimes because we wanted to and sometimes because our parents banned us from the house! We talk about playing in the dirt, playing alone and other uses […]