Eh, I don’t know. It wouldn’t surprise me if the younger generation didn’t know what a landline is. When I was in school, the goal was to score above the state requirements, now they only teach to meet the minimum (thus why most high school graduates believe Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife)
It can…I gave my 13 and 10 year old cousins an IQ test for a psychology class once. One of the things they had to do is look at a picture and tell whats missing. It was an old test, and it was a corded phone with the cord missing…neither of them got it.
Recently a buddy of mine posted that pic of the cassette tape and the pencil, with a caption like “our children will never know how the two are related”, and sure enough, another friend of his (who can’t be a day over 19) replied, “ummm… so you can like write the name of the songs you downloaded on to the tape?” I am not kidding.
^ That’s so sad..all those times I had to rewind my tapes with the eraser end of a pencil <3 I think I'm at the tail end of the generation that had casette tapes..I'm 23 now and they went completely out of style when I was about 10..followed a couple of years later by our dial up internet!
I used to use a pen/Pencil/finger on my cassettes but not for rewinding but when the tape player would go haywire and as i took the cassette out the tape was all hanging out of the bottom and i had to wind it back in….and im nearly 25…this has just made me feel very old…