50 Things That Didn't Exist in 1967

I've been making a list of things that didn't exist when I was born.

I began to notice things that were introduced sometime in the last fifty-odd years. I used to think I had to write about each thing, but since the advent of Wikipedia (also on the list), I don't need to comment on the changes these things have made, and what it was like not to have them.

Some things may actually have been invented prior to 1967, but it could be they had not gained popular acceptance.

If you see something on this list that doesn't belong here, or if you can think of other things that do, email me.

The list:

  1. 1-hour photo (mostly obsolete due to digital photography)
  2. 3M Reflective tape
  3. AIDS, Avian Flu, Zika
  4. Answering machines (since replaced by cell phones)
  5. Bar codes (Also RFID tags)
  6. Bottled water
  7. CDs (Now mostly replaced by mp3 players and digital files)
  8. Cellphones
  9. Cordless phones
  10. Crazy glue
  11. Digital watches
  12. Dimmer switches
  13. dustbusters
  14. Edible styrofoam
  15. Frozen yogurt
  16. Fruit stickers
  17. Garage door openers
  18. Gore-tex
  19. GPS
  20. Handicapped parking and curb cuts
  21. Kale as a food and not just a decoration in a crushed ice bin at a buffet
  22. Kiwi fruit
  23. Liposuction
  24. Melamine foam aka Magic Erasers
  25. Paper or plastic?
  26. Plastic milk gallon jugs
  27. Plexiglass
  28. Post-it Notes
  29. Pull tabs on cans
  30. Roller blades (as opposed to roller skates)
  31. Self-stick stamps (the best invention for Hilo, where it is so humid). Also Forever stamps
  32. stickers on fruit
  33. Styrofoam
  34. Suntan lotion
  35. Teflon
  36. Tofu in U.S. mainland grocery stores
  37. Touch tone phones
  38. Minivans with sliding doors
  39. VCRs, videocameras, steadicam
  40. Velcro
  41. Walkmans
  42. weed whackers
  43. Wite-out
  44. ziploc bags