1. Microwave Oven — yeah, "lightwaves." OK, sure.
Since its introduction in 1947, we've learned that this crazy light box allows us the luxury of never becoming real adults.
2. The Magnetic Strip — but where's the money?!
Apparently there's a lot of money on that magnetic strip — especially parents' magnetic strips.
3. The Walkman — why would you walk around in public with things jammed in your ears? Does it even record?
4. Hair Dryer — sounds pretty vain.
5. Mouse — ha, next thing you know, we're just going to touch the screen.
6. GPS — what is this, a McCarthy spy investigation? lol
We've grown more comfortable with GPS because it tells us where restaurants are.
7. Remote Control — so there's just NO knob anymore?
8. Webcam — hmmmm... seems pre-recorded.
But nowadays, how would you ever have a long-distance relationship?
9. Electric Toothbrush — oh, sure, a bunch of wires in my mouth? Thanks but no thanks.
Now dentists make us feel guilty for not using them.
10. Can Opener — ummm, I think we have this figured out already, thank you very much.
Admittedly, they're still a little difficult to use. Thank God we have electronic ones.
11. ATM — sounds like Pandora's box of thievery.
Now they're in casinos!
12. Video Games — make sense, but I doubt it's more fun than playing outside.
Consumers were confused by initial marketing for video games. Most thought it was a television accessory and didn't see it ever becoming popular. (Or super, mega, extremely popular.)
13. Digital Pet — doesn't make sense, definitely less fun than playing outside.
And yet, who didn't fight to keep their Tamagotchi alive?
14. Mobile Phone — sounds like a nuisance.
You know — the most important thing in your entire life.