37 Things You’ll Know If You Went To College In The 90s
The Morning Show laughed and laughed clicking through these. Mainly because every single one we knew. From experience. It's pretty bizarre how times have changed since then.
For many of us over a certain age, we lived in the pre internet days. That's right, when we went to high school and college there was NO Internet, no Smartphones, no texting/Twitter/Instagram/Tinder/Snapchat, no IPad, heck there were barely any computers. Here's a test:
LINE 10 x=1
LINE 20 x=x+1
LINE 30 x=x+2
If the above looks familiar, welcome to the club. Back in those days there were big buildings called 'libraries', where inside were stored thousands and thousands of books, magazines, maps, phone books, microfiche and all other sorts of reference materials. Students back then had to physically get up off the couch and go to these buildings to write research papers. What does the word 'write' mean you ask? Well, at one time the human civilization had a form of communication called 'writing' where we used our hands and fingers to manipulate an item known as a pen (or pencil) to transfer ideas from our brain to a piece of paper. What is paper you ask? OK, this could take a while.
This list contains items and terms that do not even exist anymore.
- Landlines - No whipping out your Smartphone anywhere and calling or texting someone. You had to be in your house and dial an actual 7 digit number. And you could walk only as far as the tangled up, spiral phone cord would let you.
- Long Distance Calls - Remember dividing up the phone bill every month as to who called where and for how long?
- Floppy Disk/Zip Disks - 1440 KB anyone?
For better or worse, times have changed. Either sit back and enjoy the memory train chugging through your brain as you look at this list, or better yet, sit down with your kids and go through the list. That is, if you can get them off of their Smartphones as they text, update their Facebook status, send a Tweet, take a selfie, etc.
SIGH! Sometimes we miss the good ol' days.