Children born today are sitting in the lap of technology. But for the kids from 90s, technology seemed to be a pretty new thing. If you a kid from 90s, you will understand the pain of trying to figure out the daily new technological innovations taking place. Chances are, you got to touch your parent’s phone as a reward rather than owning one yourself.
Technology has come a long way from then, making all of these troubles seem irrelevant and senseless today. If you were born in the 90s, you will totally understand these problems and they will make you cringe again.
- You had to make sure to text in a limited character count owing to the sheer costs of the texts.
- The pain of losing your favourite film owing to the tape getting stuck in the VHR.
- Trying to use all the colours from the multicoloured pen at once and breaking it apart.
- When you talk to a kid today, they probably are clueless about a tape player or walkman since they are born with i-pods in their ears. But if you are someone who grew up before the age of i-phones, chances are that you kept on showing your swag by putting the Walkman in your ear and feeling like a rich kid.
- Trying to figure out the game of snakes & ladders on the Nokia. The game was very addicting and was played by almost every kid who wanted to have a break from his/her studies.
- Having a connected landline and checking whether or not your parents have picked up the phone. You wanted so badly for your parents to not listen to the conversation.
- Trying to figure out a way of setting caller tune on your new phone. It was supposed to be a style status and almost everyone wanted some music to be set on their phones.
- The first time you used a computer which was not LED but a huge box with a lot of wires and attached. There was no provision of a coloured laptop or privacy.
- The data cost was so high for the internet that you literally had to wake up during the free hours to download your favourite games. That means ruining your sleep over the game, even during weekends.
- The devastating moment when you saw a scratch on your favourite CD. CDs were expensive back then.
- Trying to paint scenery on Paint and save it for the parents to see.
It’s a fact that 90s kids were born in a transitional phase where they had to grow and develop with technology.