TODAY | October 17, 2013
>>> meantime for those of us of a certain age, it doesn't seem that long ago. but when you think of 1986 , no hundred u one had a cell phone , much less a tablet computer and books were read on paper. one family have gone back to the future. kevin , good morning to you.
>> reporter: so who are you expecting? michael j. fox in "back to the future?" no, it's just me tibbs in my mull et to take you back to introduce you to a young canadian family that's moved back to the ''80s and loving it. [ music playing ] so what's wrong with this picture? i mean, when was the last time you saw anybody with a mull et?
>> we're kind of in our own little bubble living in '86 [ music playing ]
>> glen mcmillan and morgan, both 27, packed up their flat screens, ipads and heaven forbid cell phones to go back if time.
>> the only thing he told me is you are getting ready of your ipad. i thought he was nuts.
>> reporter: but blair wasn't joking.
>> how is it going? time to lighten your load.
>> i feel naked.
>> i had to check my phone at the door to be welcomed into their home outside toronto. time traveling in reverse, to 1986 . the 84 they were born. back to when you could get lionel richie on cassette. [ music playing ]
>> reporter: but for heaven's sake why?
>> i wanted tre to come outside and play and it was a gorgeous day. he said, no, daddy, i want to play on the ipad.
>> reporter: they decided to sacrifice technology for real old fashioned quality time with the family for a year. even if it means no answering machine or e-mails, facebook or twitter. these folks write letters by hand.
>> do your friend think you are nuts?
>> ah, yeah.
>> maybe some.
>> no cable. so no tv. instead, they watch "top gun" on the vhs machine.
>> i feel the need, the ned for speed! oh!
>> or maybe even "back to the future."
>> watch this.
>> as for video games ?
>> what's this game called?
>> when was the last time anybody played nintendo like this? instead, this canadian family entertains itself by playing mini hockey on the floor.
>> we don't ignore each other. we have to sit there and talk.
>> but they do have to look at each other.
>> what's the first thing are you going to do when this project is the over?
>> shave his mull et.
>> this mull et is staying forever. [ music playing ]
>> reporter: when it's all said and done and the mull et is gone, well, this family says that it is going to reconnect to the modern world but with a lot less twitter and facebook. i don't know, guys, this thing is gettingichy.
>> kevin , did you have a mull et up in canada?
>> reporter: i got fleas. what's that?
>> did you have a mum et up in canada?
>> reporter: never.
>> why, because it looks so good. it looks super.
>> kevin , thank you. would you go without technology? could you throw the thing in the lock box ?
>> for an hour. not a year.
>> i say it's a good thing the kids are young now. without the technology.
>> the mullet?