It’s no secret that there’s a huge disconnect between 90’s babies and kids born in the 2000’s. But when a kid asks you what a floppy disk is, it becomes more apparent that they are brand new to the planet and have no idea about the struggle of only being able to save 1.44 megabytes of information.
Technology is moving fast and pretty soon, kids won’t even remember what an iPod is— remember those? Here are 10 struggles that kids today don’t have to deal with at all:
Printing directions on Mapquest before leaving the house:
Thank God for Google Maps.
Red Box and chill:
Now we can rent whatever movie we want from the comfort of our own home. No more leaving the house and rushing to turn in your rental before you get charged.
Memorizing phone numbers:
Remembering 10 digits from every person you know has helped to build the brain power that 90’s babies have today.
Self explanatory. RIP Blockbuster.
Rewinding/Fast Forwarding tapes in the VCR:
Trying to rewind and fast forward to your favorite part in a movie was a struggle like no other. And sometimes the tape would get stuck in the VCR, making you want to cancel movie night all together.
Getting photos developed from your disposable camera:
Could you imagine not being able to see your selfie the moment you take it? Tragic.
Scratched CD skipping:
Before the days of good ol’ smooth streaming, you had to make sure that your CD wasn’t scratched in order for it to play through without ski-ski-skipping.
Speaking of CD’s, 90’s kids only had the luxury of listening to one whole album at a time. How else do you think we know every lyric on Lauryn Hill’s debut album?
Before Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal, people actually had to go to a record store to sort through tapes and CDs in order to find the what they’re looking for. Nowadays, your favorite workout song is just a click away.
The concept of Wifi is truly a magical thing when you think about how difficult it was to logon on to the World Wide Web with dial-up Internet. Today’s kids could never.
1. Rosie Perez and Tupac Shakur at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles circa 1993.
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2. Here’s a candid moment of Dr. Dre in his office listening to some music on a personal radio system with the CD player on the top back in 1992.
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3. Speaking of Dre, all that hard work paid off. Here, he posed for a picture with Diana Ross and Eminem at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
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4. Hard work and dedication in 1996 helped Jay start down the road to becoming the mogul he is today.
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5. Rappers and actors Big Boy and Andre 3000 from Outkast posed for photos after their performance at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1995.
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6. Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras Michel – better known as The Fugees – posed for a flick while kicking it backstage at the Manhattan Center before a 1993 performance in New York City, New York.
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7. Years later, Lauryn Hill would go solo. Here she is posing for a shoot in New York back in 1998.
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8. M E T H O D Man! Mr. Meth had the grills back in 1993.
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9. Donald Trump and Diddy did business together back when the Don was a little more tolerant during Justin’s Bar Grand Opening on September 30, 1997.
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10. Nasty Nas circa 1990 in an unspecified photo shoot.
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11. Beyonce Knowles got a lot of attention in the Destiny’s Child days. This performance with Kelly Rowland in the background took place at the KMEL Jam at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California August 29th, 1998.
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12. Brandy Norwood and Ray J Norwood were all smiles at the 1994 Kids Choice Awards.
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13. Ray was a little bit more of a badass in 1995, as he went with his sister to the “Batman Forever” premiere in L.A.
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14. Bow Bow and Master P chatted it up at MTV’s “Celebrity Slam” circa ’99 and 2000.
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15. Will Smith showed off his moves at a NBC All Stars party around the early ’90s.
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16. Tyra Banks and Snoop Dogg during 1998’s MTV Rock n’ Jock Baseball in Los Angeles.
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