Thursday, November 09, 2006

Friends Reunited - More 70s Misinformation...

Reading through the Friends Reunited year-by-year account of what we were doing in the 70s, I can't help seeing the flaws.

Here's one I've picked out for you:

"1978: We were playing Space Invaders." We were not. They were just being invented in Japan and would not even be previewed at a UK trade show until 1979! The Invaders were everywhere in the early 1980s.

I don't want to be too hard on Friends Reunited, but shouldn't they try and get things right if they're going to undertake year-by-year rundowns of our leisure activities?

Of course, Pac-Man (1980), the invention of the World Wide Web (1989) and numerous other 80s events were missing from the 1980s section.

More 70s hype!