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August 10th, 2017 at 2:46:32 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: rxwine
When I was in grade school they had these rubber straps you could put around books. I seem to remember them being a bear to put on if you had more than a couple books though. Or you carried them loose and one or two would slowly slip out. PItA,

Backpack would have been much better, but I think the only packs made were used in camping or for the military.


That is why backpacks took off, they worked. FWIW when I was a kid you usually got them at the Army/Navy store. Later the mainstream stores got into them.
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August 10th, 2017 at 7:13:34 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
Hikers and military were the only ones using
backpacks. If I wore one to school in 1965
I would have been laughed out of there.
When I started seeing kids wear them years
later I thought they looked like idiots. Still
do.


When I started school backpacks were seen as very dorky. However, they started to catch on as was in high school. It was still cool to be the rebel who never carried anything school related around, as my brother did. Personally, I lugged several books every day, and sometimes a trumpet, back and forth between home and school. Was one of the first to use a backpack. My cool factor was so low anyway I didn't have much to lose by using one.
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August 10th, 2017 at 10:51:44 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
When I started school backpacks were seen as very dorky.


I don't know why but they still look
dorky to me. Like fanny packs. My
daughter wears a fanny pack and
looks like a dork. Backpacks on
kids make them look like retards
to me. Don't they give kids lockers
anymore? That's where I kept all
my stuff, I didn't have to lug it
around on my back all day like
a Himalayan Sherpa..
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August 10th, 2017 at 2:12:57 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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I would think that more schools would have e-books today.
August 10th, 2017 at 3:16:12 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
I don't know why but they still look
dorky to me. Like fanny packs. My
daughter wears a fanny pack and
looks like a dork. Backpacks on
kids make them look like retards
to me. Don't they give kids lockers
anymore? That's where I kept all
my stuff, I didn't have to lug it
around on my back all day like
a Himalayan Sherpa..


The middle schools and high schools still have lockers. Backpacks were always mostly about taking stuff between home and school. When I went to UCSB backpacks were the order of the day. In the Ortega Dining Commons there were shelves for backpacks because you couldn't take them in (lest kids steal even more food) and there were so many it could be hard to find your own.
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August 10th, 2017 at 3:18:16 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Pacomartin
I would think that more schools would have e-books today.


In high school a lot of them are. I don't see my 15-year-old son with physical text books much.
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