Monday, May 25, 2015

Classic '90s tech problems we actually miss

As great as '90s tech was, it definitely came with some problems. Getting kicked off AIM? Not cool. Here, check out the worst of the worst, and let us know if you suffered through any others.

Classic '90s tech problems we actually miss

 

As great as '90s tech was, it definitely came with some problems. Getting kicked off AIM? Not cool. Here, check out the worst of the worst, and let us know if you suffered through any others.

1. Having to get off the Internet because someone needed to make a phone call ("Mooom!")

2. The VHS player eating your tape (same for audio cassettes)

3. Trying to fix your N64 video games by blowing in them

4. Leaving the floppy disk with all your homework at home

5. Sitting by the radio all day to record your favorite song on tape

6. Only having one photo left on your disposable camera

7. Brainstorming a rEaLlY cOoL AIM name

8. Not watching the Disney Channel or MTV because you didn't have satellite or cable

9. Calling your crush and his/her parents answering the phone

Source: Instagram user mr_tobi23

10. Rewinding a Blockbuster movie because the previous person wasn't very thoughtful

11. Your favorite CD not coming with a booklet with song lyrics

12. Owning a Discman with no skip protection

13. Having to start an N64 game all over again because someone tripped on the cords

14. Not being able to figure out three-way calling

15. Getting a scratch on your favorite CD

16. No moves left in Solitaire

17. Not knowing how good or bad your photos would be when they were developed

18. The Tamagotchi's buttons not working and your pet dying as a result

Source: Instagram user brittanycasile

19. Trying to use a fax machine

20. Choosing which color to use for your AIM profile

21. Getting to the TV Guide Channel after your favorite channel had passed and having to wait until it scrolled back again

22. Breaking the tape deck in your mom's car

23. Taking forever to find any program through the Windows 95 Start button

24. Getting dysentery on the Oregon Trail

25. Losing your Encarta CD right before a school project.

26. Your computer freezing every time you used the Kid Pix stampinator

27. Not being able to turn off predictive text on your Nokia 3210

28. Losing your CD wallet full of your favorite jams :(

Source: Instagram user jeffamador

29. Waiting 90 hours to download something from Netscape Navigator

30. Getting a square piece when you needed a long piece in Tetris

31. Accidentally walking across grass on Pokémon and being challenged to a duel

32. Running out of Game Boy batteries and stealing ones from the TV remote

33. Using a pen to rewind your cassette

34. Not being able to go online because you ran out of free AOL CDs

35. Making short cell phone calls because only the first minute was free

36. Hearing this dial-up sound when you were trying to get online

Source: Youtube user RetroHead92

37. Hearing busy tones for everything - the modem, the phone

38. Using two VHS tapes for Titanic because it was so long

39. Not being able to open the plastic wrapping on CDs

40. Waiting one hour for film to develop

41. Seeing a printer error on your Game Boy camera

42. Y2K

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