The '90s/early '00s were an exciting and entirely unique time to grow up in. And a confusing one in hindsight.
What are we to make of Zubaz, flip phones or Jaleel White? How will we explain ourselves to future generations? How will convey what a good economy felt like?
1. Signing onto AOL with dial-up Internet
2. Renting movies at a brick-and-mortar store
3. Longbox CD packaging
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4. CD visors, binders, changers
5. Ripping your friends' CD collections
6. Remembering phone numbers
7. Paper maps
Not exclusive to us, of course. But we might be the last generation to use one.
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8. Not being able to use the phone and the Internet at the same time
9. When illegally downloading music was a really big deal
12. Alarm clocks
13. Crank on a car window
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14. Balancing your checkbook
17. VHS/DVD combos
18. The awkwardness of jogging with a portable CD player
19. Blowing into video game cartridges to make them work
20. What being a homeowner was like
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