Do you ever feel like everything has changed too much around you? The gadgets you used to use are gone, and kids are using slang terms you’ve never heard of! What is a “fleek?” I’ll never know.
Sometimes it can get overwhelming, but you can always take comfort in knowing that if the internet was to cease existence, we will know how to go to a library and look things up!
These items are something you would recognize in a heartbeat, but ask anyone under the age of 30 what they are and you’re guaranteed to get blank stares.
Pagers were THE thing to have if you were a businessperson. It would receive your voice messages and essentially was the original form of texting. Crazy, right? People could communicate through talking not texting!
2. Cassette Tapes
My niece recently asked me what a mixtape is. That’s how I knew I was old. Remember rewinding these with a pencil? Or being devastated when the tape would get caught in the cassette player? Those were real struggles.
3. VHS Tapes
I was at a thrift store the other day and there was a VCR with a bunch of VHS tapes with a “vintage” sign on them. VINTAGE. Kids today will never know how horrific it was to accidentally tape over one of your favorite shows with another one of your favorite shows. Plus, waiting five minutes to rewind the entire movie felt like an eternity.
4. Skate Keys
Before people sat at home watching Netflix all day, we actually went and did things with our friends. One of those things was heading to the roller rink, and you were pretty out of luck unless you had some tricks up your sleeve. How else were you going to tighten those skates?
5. Camera Flashes
To actually own a camera was pretty cool, and to have one with a decent flash was exceptional. The flash was elaborate, just like the rest of the gadget, and you definitely couldn’t fit this in your pocket!