Approaching 50!

Old technology!

Old technology!

Just as the Super Bowl turns 50 this year, so will I. I remember eight track tapes, Betamax versus VHS, Bobby Riggs, and Bozo the Clown. I grew up with Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, The Electric Company, Schoolhouse Rock, and After School Specials.

Video games were bouncing pixels also called Pong and then Space Invaders. Adventure and other word based role player games lacked graphics but were abundant in imagination. My first computer was an Atari 800. Floppy disks amazed me when I no longer had to search for my data on inefficient cassettes I remember when water and air were both cleaner and free. Times really do change.

I never thought 50 to be “old”, and still don’t.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at, visit his blog at, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on February 8, 2016, in Education, Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Philosophy, Wellness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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