Jan 25, 2009
1979: What has changed over these 30 years?
Posted by: Marian Salzman In: modern life
Am pulling together a quirky look-see over what has really changed these thirty years, beyond the obvious inventions: from the ‘net and personal computing to Viagra and new modes of birth control. What do you associate with the greatest changes? Please post away and give me your view of these three decades of bold change. In my dialogue with people via Facebook, someone reminded me that Barack Obama was in high school in 1979. I was but a Brown University student myself, using an IBM self-correcting typewriter. That was then. Wow. What has changed? Here are some thought starters: Mrs. Thatcher had just come into office, Afghanistan was recently invaded by the Soviets (remember them), the Shah had fled Iran…