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Pike
05-05-2012, 06:15 AM
Let's talk about things that future generations (or heck, some younger people in the current generations) will know nothing about.

I'll start with the obvious one: VHS tapes and VCRs.

Related: audio cassette tapes.

And floppy disks.

Sephex
05-05-2012, 07:22 AM
"Dad, why are you playing that game with your hands? That's baby s***! You f*****!"

I didn't raise my kids well...

Freya
05-05-2012, 07:30 AM
I always hate those "Share if you're a 90's kid and remember this!" when most the people who share or repost or whatever were born in like 98.

Kids will never understand how exciting it was to actually have a handheld system, the original Gameboy. Heck I still have my original one, I don't know if it still works though. That was the coolest thing ever. EVER. It was cool to play mario on my tv but I could take my tetris ANYWHERE.

Oh my gaw, tamagotchi. I just remembered about those guys. I had like 5. I had a Rancor one too xD

fire_of_avalon
05-05-2012, 07:46 AM
Fresh air?

NorthernChaosGod
05-05-2012, 07:49 AM
And floppy disks.
I was actually talking to someone in Bio class about tracking down some of them bitches. Neither of us have seem them in ages.

I'm going to tell my kids and then grandkids that I remember a world before the Internet and blow their fucking minds. Or they'll just be little shits and call me old. :colbert:

Hollycat
05-05-2012, 07:53 AM
8 track tapes
ps1 games
blow in the cartridge
manual gear shift
soylent green
gameboy color
beastformers
animaniacs
digimon

Freya
05-05-2012, 08:00 AM
God damn Furbies. That was at the tail end of the 90's. Those things are the most annoying things but I had to have like 4 of them

Rantz
05-05-2012, 08:00 AM
Penpals!

Edit: Rotary dials. I saw a blog post the other week that linked to instructions for how to use one. I shed a single tear and felt older than ever before.

Hollycat
05-05-2012, 08:02 AM
tachoman
abstract art is clothes
frilly underpants
pong
long socks
swing music

Araciel
05-05-2012, 03:01 PM
Penpals!

lolpens

Roto13
05-05-2012, 03:47 PM
And floppy disks.

You mean save icons?

Parker
05-05-2012, 04:20 PM
myspace, xanga, livejournal

krissy
05-05-2012, 05:16 PM
32 bit os'es

escobert
05-05-2012, 05:31 PM
Apple? Oh please! oh please!

Hollycat
05-05-2012, 05:40 PM
Macintosh.
Woz.
Micheal Jackson
direct insemination
free love (oh god, 60's come back)
Disco Clubs
life without fire ants
1ply toilet paper
Ronald Reagan (oh how I miss thee)
black and white television
west nile virus

Peegee
05-06-2012, 12:35 AM
twirling a cassette with a pencil.

ljkkjlcm9
05-06-2012, 02:50 AM
TGIF (the tv thing)
Walkman
The WB (animaniacs, tiny toons etc.)
to name a few...

THE JACKEL

Pike
05-06-2012, 05:59 AM
And floppy disks.

You mean save icons?

I mean these suckers:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/8-inch-floppy-disks.jpg

Phoenix Rising
05-06-2012, 06:22 AM
And floppy disks.

You mean save icons?

I mean these suckers:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/8-inch-floppy-disks.jpg

Wow, I remember those. Looking back, it's hard to imagine that something so big could hold so little.

Hollycat
05-06-2012, 02:35 PM
And floppy disks.

You mean save icons?

I mean these suckers:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/8-inch-floppy-disks.jpg

Wow, I remember those. Looking back, it's hard to imagine that something so big could hold so little.

Now think about every computer before 1990.

Want an extra 15 MB of hard drive space?
$2459

Shlup
05-06-2012, 10:39 PM
CDs are on their way out. DVDs are just starting to fade.

Jinx
05-07-2012, 02:19 AM
Being able to tell analog time.
Soda vending machines in school.
A decent education system in America.

Ace Protorney
05-07-2012, 02:29 AM
There were vending machines at school during the 90's. I would often get a drink during lunch period! It was great!

I also remember when TVs had antennas and we had a limited number of channels to watch.

edczxcvbnm
05-07-2012, 07:16 AM
"Be Kind Please Rewind" is what it says on my copy of Kirby for the NES. I kid you not, BlockBuster actually put that sticker on the game cartridge. I still have yet to figure out how to make Kirby violently vomit up all the enemies he swallowed through his adventure :/

That said, I vote Rotary Phone. Prank calling as a kid was just an accident. I just liked to watch the dial spin around in Circles. Now you can't really even use the phone since all of those automated help systems require a touch tone phone ;_; I refuse to give up my antique!

starlet
05-07-2012, 08:57 PM
Pogs, beanie babies, cabbage patch kids, pound puppies, fraggle rock, Teddy Ruxpin...Ill think of more to add later.

Shiny
05-07-2012, 09:34 PM
8mm and 16mm film cameras
DVDs as Shlup said (will be replaced entirely by blu-ray eventually)
Geocities
Steve Jobs
AOL (it's going)
Duckhunt
Face (from Nick)

Værn
05-07-2012, 11:44 PM
And floppy disks.

You mean save icons?

I mean these suckers:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/8-inch-floppy-disks.jpg

Why are those CD cases inside of CD sleeves?

Hollycat
05-07-2012, 11:58 PM
I have a "video disk" larger than any record at my house. Looks like a cd on both sides, but is 36 in wide.

NorthernChaosGod
05-08-2012, 03:38 AM
I have a "video disk" larger than any record at my house. Looks like a cd on both sides, but is 36 in wide.

A laserdisc? How fucking big were those things.

Hollycat
05-08-2012, 03:52 AM
no idea, but this thing is half my height, and apparently had 26 minutes of educational video.

Loony BoB
05-08-2012, 01:17 PM
Adjusting aerials.
Analogue tuning on the TV. And I mean no fixed channel buttons. Just tuning. Who needs channels, right?
A.M. Radio.
Radio in general, at the rate things are changing.
Wristwatches. Eventually.
Connecting to the internet - with weird noises.
DOS being the default operating system.
Windows Games being low quality games because all the high end games needed DOS.
20MB hard drives.
ICQ.

Peegee
05-08-2012, 04:48 PM
Wow you guys are such children.

My dad has a dot matrix printer picture of himself and me - basically from one of the first scanners or some sort of gadget I don't recall details about, since we didn't have digital cameras back in 1980 or whatever. I wonder where it is? Now that's ancient.

Loony BoB
05-08-2012, 04:53 PM
Wow you guys are such children.

My dad has a dot matrix printer picture of himself and me - basically from one of the first scanners or some sort of gadget I don't recall details about, since we didn't have digital cameras back in 1980 or whatever. I wonder where it is? Now that's ancient.
We had a dot matrix printer, too! :D Back when we owned the 186 and 286. xD

fire_of_avalon
05-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Hand-writing.

blackmage_nuke
05-11-2012, 02:29 AM
I think you guys take young people for granted, Ive never seen a rotary dial phone but i know what it is :roll2

Also television static. It's all artifacts these days which are much more annoying than static

Peegee
05-11-2012, 11:08 PM
Hand-writing.

what is that?

Jiro
05-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Micheal Jackson

How about black Michael Jackson?