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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1614) 8 years ago
This ABC news page shows a comparison of the most asked for gifts of today vs. those asked for in 1913:

http://abcnews.go.com/Lif...d=21148651

The top three for 1913: Candy, nuts, and a rocking horse.

The top three for 2013: Furby Boom, Tekstra Robotic Puppy, and a LeapPad Ultra.

What's your guess for the top three in 2113?

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11823) 8 years ago
I just wrote a history column on this. Folks were all "OMG, kids didn't want fancy electronics back in the day." Well, no, they didn't. They did want wind up cars and "areoplanes" that dropped parachutists and the latest toy was Meccano sets--or Erector Sets as they are known in the USA today.
In other words, kids wanted cool new techie toys in 1913 just much as now. They just had a smaller selection.
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