The conversation turned, naturally, to my own childhood. "We didn't even have a computer when I was your age," et all.
He was sobered. "Did you have a tv?" "Yes, one, but kids' shows only came on on Saturday morning." (Not entirely true, because my brother and sister and I watched Square 1 and half of 321 Contact every day after school, but basically.)
But did you have a Wii?"
"No, there were no Wiis."
Silence, then in a whisper:
"Was there chess?"