In the '90s, everyone knew that blowing into your Nintendo game was the only way to make it work. We are still not sure if that really did anything, but we would still do it today if we had the opportunity. That is some high-tech stuff right there.
You thought that the Walkman was the coolest in the world. Then the Discman blew the Walkman out of the water. What could be cooler than being able to play your CD as you walked around? Nothing. You thought that it couldn't get any better than that!
Isn't it sad that kids these days will never have the chance to slide that little metal thing back and forth? They were floppy and fun to play with and they were way harder to lose than a disk drive. RIP floppy disks.
Way before texting, we wrote each other notes. We had crazy folding techniques and we used different colored pens depending on who we were writing too. We drew pictures and doodled and it was so much more personal than sending a "sup" text. Kids these days are really missing out.
See, back in the day we had home phones. And these home phones had cords. These cords were long and they got tangled around everything and knocked things over. You could use them as a hurdle or play limbo with them. They were stupid but fun!
Before we could Google an address or use a GPS, we had to use a map. I know it sounds insane when you think about it. Then if you got lost, you had to stop and ask for directions. It was a whole thing and it was horrible.
When we finally got cell phones, they were expensive AF. They were free after 9, so we were only allowed to make phone calls after 9. If we made them before that, we would get grounded. So, it was pay phones during the day, cell phones at night.
Kids these days have no idea how good they have it. Not only did we have to buy one CD one at a time, but then we had to carry them around with us if we wanted to listen to them. We had these huge bulky CD books and this was only some of the music we owned.
MTV stands for Music Television because when MTV was first a channel, they played mostly music videos. I know it's hard to believe. Our parents would only let us watch for an hour a day though because some of the videos were inappropriate and they were afraid that it would rot our brains. Now we have reality television and everything has gone to hell.
A scratch on your favorite CD was the end of the world. There was really no real way to fix it. You would have to listen to the CD with a scratch over one of your favorite songs or you would have to buy the CD again.
Before Netflix and chill, we had Blockbuster and chill. You had to get off your lazy ass, go to the store and pick out a video. We thought it was cool and fun. Little did we know that Netflix would change the game. But Netflix doesn't have popcorn waiting for you when you check out, does it?
And then Apple changed everything and we were introduced to the iPod. Then we carried our phones and we carried our iPod everywhere we went. It was annoying, but we didn't know that because it was still better than carrying around that stupid Discman.