"Grandpa, what kind of cell phones did they have back in the 70s?"
"Son, we didn't have cell phones."
"Geez, Grandpa, How did you take selfies?"
"Well we really didn't take 'selfies' per say, but we used a camera."
"A, a, cam-er-uh, what?"
"Okay, okay, son, it may seem like a primitive era, along time ago, but let me explain..."
"You mean you couldn't send texts them also?!??!?"
"Errr, no, for example..."
"And the flash photography...let me tell ya..."
"Grandpa, how did you post those pictures on Facebook?"
"Well, we didn't have anything like that. But we had something better for sharing pictures with family and friends."
"Grandpa, I heard that in the 70s you had something called 'key parties'. Is that what you're talking about?"
"Well, not exactly. Anyway....."
"Grandpa, it all sounds so difficult. I mean the clunky cameras, having to wait for the picture, and no way to post them online. Not to mention the expense!"
"Well, yes it was. And not only that, to take a really good picture required actual skill. Often times, I couldn't figure out how to work those dadbern contraptions!"
"So, Grandpa, what was the point?"
"Well, the point is this. Because taking a picture required effort, you had to make sure your picture was worth the effort. For example.."
(1) This fantastic pic of Kathy is from a TV Guide and is courtesy of Blue Senshi.
(2) These things should have come with a warning "Caution, Do Not Look Directly At The Camera. May Cause Blindness"