On New Years Day 1975, I was seven years and a few months old. Here are some things that were different, and a few things that were the same.

(Note: I'm not talking about what existed in 1975, but what was part of the world of ordinary Americans. And if you non-Americans are wondering about work hours, most people here work 8-5, with an unpaid hour or half hour for lunch.)

[Original draft January 1, 2007. Latest update November 2015.]