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42 problems today's kids will never experience

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.

42 problems today's kids will never experience

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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
  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
  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 :(
  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
  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

This story was originally published on POPSUGAR Tech. See it here

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