With each passing year that brings newer and faster consumer electronics, it's easy to forget how amazing the now-obsolete electronics of the 20th century were when they first arrived on the scene.
Here are the top 6 consumer electronics from the last century that today's kids will never appreciate:
The Brownie Box camera
Photo technology has advanced to the point that we can now -- more than 100 years after the Brownie camera was first marketed by Kodak -- make our digital photos look like they're 100 years old. Thanks Instagram!
Today's kids will never know the torture (or joy, depending on who you ask) of having to dial a phone number with multiple zeros.
Earlier models of the fax machine took up to six minutes to transmit a single page. SIX MINUTES.
VCRs and VHS tapes
Now that most noteworthy (and even completely useless) bits of television are uploaded to YouTube, today's kids will never experience the thrill of capturing live television on their home VCR -- only to be punished after accidentally taping over Sally's ballet recital.
If you had a Walkman, you were living the high life. Before the Walkman and the boombox, portable music meant carrying a musical instrument with you.
Before apps and Angry Birds, you had Gameboy or any of the less successful handheld gaming consoles that followed.