Paid PostPosted on May 27, 201515 Things 1980s College Students Did That Would Baffle Kids TodayCan you relate? Class of '85, meet Intel's 2015 class of tablets and 2 in 1s.by IntelBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Owning a 30-pound desktop that's larger than your desk. Gregg Tavares (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: greggman Is that a computer? Geek-o-rama! 2. Fixing typos on your thesis paper using correction tape or whiteout. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Director84 (CC BY http://3.0) / Via youtube.com One missing word usually meant you had to retype everything. 3. Taking a selfie, then dropping it off at the film lab. Paul Downey (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: psd Or developing it yourself in the darkroom. 4. Talking on a corded phone within earshot of all your roommates. Eden, Janine and Jim (CC BY http://3.0) / Via Flickr: edenpictures There was no privacy, like, ever. 5. Looking up numbers and addresses in the phone book... Bart Everson (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: editor Sometimes you'd look for your own name out of sheer boredom. 6. ...or, worse, dialing 4-1-1 at a grody pay phone. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Michael Struwig (CC BY-SA http://3.0) / Via vimeo.com That's why you always carried spare change. 7. Pulling pranks under some of the most unfortunate fashion trends. Bart Everson (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: editor Trolling your dormmates was always IRL. 8. Renting movies from the off-campus video store... Infrogmation of New Orleans (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: infrogmation Which sometimes didn't have the movie you wanted. 9. ...and rewinding the tape when the last airhead didn't even bother. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF engineerguy (CC BY http://3.0) / Via youtube.com Like, be kind, rewind, OK? 10. Waiting for the library to open so you could start your research paper... Will Hart (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: cthulhuwho1 Where else could you find microfiche machines? 11. ...and waiting even longer when someone else was using the encyclopedia volume you needed. Rob Ireton (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: aoisakana The original search engines. 12. Spending quarters at the arcade in between classes... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF David Kirsch (CC BY http://3.0) / Via youtube.com Where most of your laundry money went. 13. ...but saving just enough coins to grab a 62¢ hamburger from the dining hall. Bart Everson (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: editor Reminder: Phone home to ask Mom to send more cash. 14. Adjusting the gigantic rabbit-ear antenna on your TV set. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sam Howzit (CC BY http://2.0) via flic.kr / Canale di Matrobriva (CC BY http://3.0) via youtu.be Only to lose reception as soon as you sat on the couch. 15. And, finally, sniffing the exams that came fresh out of the mimeograph machine. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: bike Careful not to smear the ink. The roommates were rad. The calculator watch: not so much. Graduate to 2015 with Intel-powered tablets and 2 in 1s.