We were out to dinner this evening, discussing various purchases, and walking around Circuit City, and I had a few realizations:
1) As an adult, I've never had cable TV.**
2) As an adult, I've never had a bed frame. (Dim memory suggests maybe I did around college or shortly after, so perhaps a bed frame over 10 years ago.)
3) I've never owned a gaming system. When I was about 9, my parents bought the Odyssey 2 system from Magnavox (Odyssey 1 might pre-date Atari), but I've never bought one myself.
I believe all three of these things are somewhat unusual for my age and social group.
4) I just read a rather cool article about the history of printing and the possible connections between Korean printing and European Printing a la Gutenberg. Apparently, the earliest printing using metal moveable type was in Korea. The article makes some speculative suggestions about the relationships between the European publishing industry, the technology, and the writing systems. Here's the article.
5) On a quiz, apparently, my font is Helvetica. Industry standard, reliable, but a bit boring.
**As a note, Hawaii was the first to dump analog broadcasting and move to the new digital signal. We made the switch on Thursday. We have the digital converter box but haven't tried it out yet. All the old analog stations just play videos about how to switch to digital now.