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Logged in? How our daily lives have changed since 1989

Sonntag, 1. November 2009

What did you do on November 9th 1989? Do you remember? I was thirteen years old and sleeping snugly in my bed in Bremen, Northern Germany, West Germany, when my parents woke my younger sister and me up and allowed us to sit down in front of the television in the living room. This felt like Revolution (with a big R) in our children’s world: Usually, we were neither allowed to watch TV nor to stay up late, except on New Year’s Eve. But this wasn’t New Year’s Eve nor was the TV showing the traditional end-of-the-year comedy „Dinner for One„, where an old lady celebrates her 90th birthday in a circle of friends, each of them impersonated by her butler James who is getting totally drunk. (mehr …)

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