The 80s marked a defining shift in the zeitgeist, for the first time technology became a huge part of our lives. Portable video games, mobile phones and home computers quickly spread, and many things that have come to define this iconic decade emerged: Pac-Man, Star Wars, hair spray, Rubik’s cube, Walkmans, synth music, ET, Super Mario and Ray Bans.
The 70s was a time of great change in the world with many civil rights movements and an explosion of technology and freedoms. Some of the most recognisable music we all know came from this decade, as well as some fashion trends we will never forget!
The world underwent some major changes in the 1960s, and not just from the hippy movement! If you were around back then you may remember being the first in the world to try some technologies that we still use today.
If you were around in the 1950s you will probably remember it as a boom time for electrical gadgets. With Word War II over, industry was free to create products for consumers to help improve their lives. Whether it’s rocking out to Elvis, watching this new thing called TV, filling your kitchen with appliances or brimming with excitement over the moon landing, there was a lot happening in this decade.
You might only know the love tester machine from it’s appearances in Moe’s Tavern in The Simpsons, but there was a real Love Tester machine that was an arcade hit in the days long before the internet.