The degree of involvement
Moscow schoolchildren from 7 to 10 years have tried to use a typewriter, a gramophone and a rotary phone and commented on his feelings.
Zhenya, 10 years: "The most striking thing in the typewriter - that all its mechanism turned out. The computer in front of our eyes just a screen and keyboard, and the machine can see how it works, as the sums letter leads her through the ribbon. We immediately see that in print. Another unusual fact that she always sticks out from the top sheet and the computer we do not change the sheets, just open a new page. The only thing I can not understand - how to switch its next line. Where is the key here Enter? "
USSR, 1930 - 1950
Andrej, 10 years old: "This device, ahead of his time. And today he was ahead. There is not the slightest wiring! It's simple: twisted handle - and sit there listening. Almost like a perpetual motion. After a while, you need to start again, but he is playing for a long time. It's much better than just pressing buttons. Suitcase, which is the player - the most amazing. As it failed to squeeze? And whence comes the sound, why? Looked at from the side, the front, but since nowhere and did not find the speaker. "
Tube radio "Baltika" (VEF)
Arseny, age 7: "He is a big - it can be painted. Inside is probably not the wires and gears, which turn on the electricity. Previously, it was easier to do all the gear, because electricity was expensive. I have a radio, but it is inconvenient headphones all the time off from ears. There headphones are not needed - and so everything can be heard. It is more difficult to adjust than conventional radio, but I'm curious, when you need something to adjust. The more complex, the more interesting. "
TV "Ruby-TS266D" game console Sega Mega Drive
USSR, 1980, Japan, 1990
Timothy, 8 years old: "We have a home on the TV set has only one button, the others - on the remote. remote is not here at all (previously they could not come up), but a system with six buttons. To set up more channels, we just need to tweak the settings wheel in the programs compartment. The old console to the TV set connected to this easier than a new one. The PlayStation a lot of wires, which account for a long time to unwind, and then inserted into the different holes. There is only one option. "
Gramophone His Master's Voice, recovered
INDIA 2000s (REMARK MODEL 1890)
Ilya, 10 years: "the Gramophone is better than TV. There is a mechanism by which you can change the playback speed of the plate. You can increase it to skip those songs quickly that you do not like. On TV and radio such do - sometimes, it happens, is a favorite program, and suddenly come across an unpleasant passage that does not want to watch or listen to. By increasing the speed of sound to the frenzied, you can also make boring music fun. "
Desk calculator "Iskra-122-1"
Seva, 8 years old: "It's a counter. Special powerful superkalkulyator to calculate very large numbers. It's obvious: the more the calculator, so it is more powerful. A calculator in your phone can not lay down a few hundred billion, and now you can! Do not really understand how they could quietly enjoy in school to control: even if you can carry it to class and turn it into a power outlet, will still be heard, do you think - too loud sound is obtained by hitting the keys. "
Disk telephone set the GTE
United States, 1970
Matthew, 8 years old: "I really could not figure out how to dial a number on this machine, because never before have not seen. I tried several times to call home all the time and got the wrong place, or hear a busy signal. I was baffled that the hole each has its own number, while the buttons on the phone no. It was not clear why there is a metal stop, so I'll just lead up the last hole to the desired drive me the numbers. I tried several times to send sms-ku, until I realized that this was impossible. Please, somebody already can explain to me why there next to the numbers drawn the letters? "
Cassette Player Sony Walkman WM-FX 151
Egor, 7 years old: "It's a small radio. He looks like a small book. The most amazing thing - what's inside. There is a small player, which is inserted in the cassette. But it is difficult to find and open, if you do not know in advance about it. Reminiscent of the music box. With the buttons difficult to understand, but I got: "Insert" - right triangle, the "Stop" - two vertical sticks. But what does the box and the upper triangle in a circle? "
Vlad, 8 years old: "I have something never seen on the radio wrote the names of cities - Moscow, Leningrad, Minsk, Bucharest, etc. Maybe this is to suggest to him, in what city you're in..? You come to Prague with this stereo, you specify your location, and he catches a local radio station. And other cities, which are not in his list (New York, Tokyo, Stockholm and so on. D.), Will not be able to catch it, go there no sense. "
Fotofonar red LF-2
Vlad, 10 years old: "It is a means of communication. These lights are used on the railway to delay departure of the train. I saw myself when I recently went: on a short stop stations conductor includes red light, while the passengers out of the car - to alert the engineer that you can not get under way until. But there he was with three light bulbs, but now only one. No? So, this is such a lamp that used to be fashionable to hang in their homes, to illuminate the room red. Also no? Then I do not imagine how it can still be used. To create a photo? I do not know, pictures are printed with a flash card on a special printer in the darkroom. What does the red light? "
Overhead projector "Light"
Timur, 10 years old: "At first I thought, what a strange device - small, metal, and very hot. Apparently, a portable heater. It turned out that this is the mother of a VCR and home cinema. It turns out a book with pictures on the wall, which lights up when reading. We incorrectly loaded film, so the image turned upside down - it's great for babies, they have just three months to see everything upside down. "
The telephone dialer without
Grunya, 9 years old: "I thought at first she did not notice some cap with buttons - usually something needs to click to pop the keyboard. Then he decided that the only option with the phone - to sit and wait for you to call. Maybe call came at the same time across the country? Finally, I remembered the voice dialing feature on your mobile phone. This is very similar - no need to dial a number. "