Calling all 90’s kids! It’s time to look back to our childhood days and remember the struggles we had in dealing with technology. Here are the most relatable 90’s kids struggles that we will never forget.
Technological advancement is shaping this present generation. And we 90’s kids can’t help but witness how kids nowadays wallow in the luxury of modern technology. Well, that’s actually good for these young millennials. All the modern gadgets that they have now, those are the things that we only dreamed of in our childhood. It’s good that they’re actually living in a high-tech era where they can have everything they want in just a click of a button. You see, life in the 90’s wasn’t as convenient as young millennials have now. But that doesn’t mean we are less happy with what we have back then.
In fact, looking back at technology in the 90’s, we can’t help but realize how fortunate we are. But why did we say so? Because 90’s kids were able to experience the transition of early technology to the latest technology. We were able to experience both facets of technology, from its humble beginnings up to its total world domination. If you’re wondering how we lived our lives in our childhood, let these photos show you some of the 90’s kids struggles.
Before people got enslaved by iPhones and smartphones, we only have Nokia phones in the 90’s. Unlike the slim phones of today, early Nokia handsets are bulky and heavy. Moreover, these monochrome phones only contain three built-in games – snake, memory, and logic. And it could only play MIDI rigntones. These mobile phones may lack advanced features such as apps, media player, 3D games, and so on. But they’re actually a cut above the rest when it comes to phone functionality. They are sturdy beyond comprehension, you can drop it from the second floor and would still end up intact and operational. Try doing that with your smartphone and you can kiss it goodbye forever. Not to mention, Nokia batteries can last up to several days. Well, that’s mainly because we only use it for texting and calling, and nothing else.
Before mp3, iTunes, and Spotify were developed, we used to save our favorite music in cassette tapes or CDs. And in order to play them, we’ll bring along portable cassette players or CD players, which are rather bulky.
Young people are complaining about today’s slow internet connection, and we’re here laughing at them. These youngsters don’t have any idea how internet was during our times. Since we mainly used dial-up modems to connect to the worldwide web, we need to wait for several minutes for the connection to go through. Needless to say, downloading files from the internet was frustratingly slow. So, you still think today’s internet sucks? You haven’t experienced 90’s kids struggles with super-slow internet.
We don’t have Netflix in the 90’s. So, what did we usually do when we want to watch movies? We actually run to the nearest videostore to rent a videotape or a DVD. You might be thinking that’s a total hassle but that’s how we do it. And this is one of the 90’s kids struggles that we have to cope up with.
Today, you can save thousands of mp3, hundreds of movies, and other files into one external storage. But before external drives with terabyte capacity were developed, we were using floppy disks to save our files. And do you know how much one floppy disk can store? It can contain a meager 1.44 MB. That capacity is not even sufficient to contain one mp3 file. And when we can no longer use the floppies, we throw them into the air like Frisbees.
HD digital cameras, Photoshop, auto-filtering apps, we didn’t have any of these things in the 90’s. Instead, we have film cameras that solely rely on reels of film to capture images. When all of the film strips are used, we go to the photo-printing shop where the photos are processed and printed on paper. That leaves no opportunity for photo enhancements or photo-filtering. And that is totally unacceptable in today’s standard.
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