Greetings, Professor Falkin....
Here are some highmark moments in technology during the 80s:
-- Video games: From Space Invaders to Asteroids to Donkey Kong. From Pong to Atari and beyond.
-- VCRs: I still remember the first two movies my family rented when we bought our first VCR -- Caddyshack and Urban Cowboy. (Strangely enough the only one I own today is Urban Cowboy .... part of a John Travolta 3-pack of DVDs).
-- Apple's Macintosh: The first truly easy to operate (and easy to crash) home computer.
If all goes according to plan, I'm going to talk Gina into making a podcast soon on 80s technology. So share your favorite techie memories of the decade here, and we'll give you a shoutout.