Very clever and amusing (especially in a geeky sort of way): A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self.

h/t: Sullivan.

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  1. I saw this at Sully’s site yesterday and the first thought I had was how cool it would’ve been to do something like this when I was 12. and then again when I was 32.

    Sadly. affordable video cameras did not really exist in the 1980s

  2. @Doug Mataconis: Indeed, We had an 8mm silent film camera at the time, but that was it!

  3. matt says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Indeed my family couldn’t even remotely come close to affording a video camera in 92.

  4. Doctor Who FTW

  5. al-Ameda says:

    I don’t know why any adult would want to talk with their 12 year old self, except to advise that 12 year old to skip middle school and serve the next 3 years at a Buddhist Monastery in Tibet.