• The microwave oven is a good answer. They'd been around for decades (Amana's expensive "Radar Range", which no one I knew owned), but didn't get to the general public until Amana's patent rights ran out. We got ours in the mid-70s. What else? Color TV. Space flight. Air conditioning in cars (our first car with AC was, I think, in 1970).
  • Television, the portable transistor radio & non-stick pans.
    • Linda Joy
      I remember my first transistor radio! And the portable tape recorder!
    • Professor Yaffle
      Ah yes! The compact cassette recorder, your own music on the move!

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