we used garbage bags as winter sleds because we couldn't afford sleds. or, i'd wrap a garbage bag around a piece of cardboard and use that instead (pretending it was a GT racer).
we had these instead of tablets.
i did my homework on typewriters. when my dad came home with the brother word processor - you didn't have to manually push the lever to go to the next line AND you could type out a whole sentence first (and view it on that tiny screen) before you hit enter - we were thrilled.
then we upgraded to WordPerfect 3.1 and a slow-ass, single line print dot matrix printer that jammed every fucking time.
man, i feel old.