Things millennials will never understand

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If you were out of the house and needed to make a phone call, you’d have to find one of these. And, of course, you needed to carry some coins with you at all times.




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If you wanted to take pictures, you needed a camera. There were no cell phones with cameras, so if you forgot the camera at home, that was it: no photos.




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You would never know who was calling you until you answered the phone, so you couldn’t really ignore or reject a call.




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Although the Global Positioning System (GPS) was officially launched in the late 1970s, it was not easily accessible to drivers until many years later. Paper road maps were the norm.




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A 3.5-inch floppy disk would give you a whopping 1.44 MB of storage capacity. You would need 711 of these bad boys to have one gigabyte of storage!




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If you wanted to talk to someone, you’d have to call their home, talk to whoever would pick up the phone, and ask to talk with the person you wanted to speak to. Crazy, right?




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The term “personal computer” was somewhat misleading back then. Most households had only one computer, which would be shared by the whole family.




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When tape got out of a cassette, there was only one solution: use a pencil or pen to put it back in place. These were also used to rewind the tapes.




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There was no online shopping back then, so if you wanted to buy something you would actually need to wait for a specific store to open.




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If you really liked a song but didn’t want to buy the single or album, there was only one way to get it. You’d have to wait for the tune to play on the radio and record it onto a cassette tape.




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If you wanted to play a game, you’d have to wait for it to load. This was a long and noisy process. Plus, it could fail to load in the end, and then you’d have to do it all over again.




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If you wanted to watch a movie from the comfort of your own home but not actually purchase it, you could rent your desired watch from a video rental store. But you were asked to rewind the tapes before returning them.




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This cell phone’s cutting-edge technology allowed users to play ‘Snake’ for hours. Plus, the battery would last for days!




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With no Facebook reminders or notes on smartphones, you could easily forget someone’s birthday. A good reminder was to mark it on a calendar.




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Waiting in line to buy tickets to a show? Yes, and sometimes for hours!




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A scratched CD was an absolute nightmare. You would be lucky if it affected just a few songs, because a couple of scratches could render a CD completely useless.




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Buying used VHS tapes was risky. The tape could be damaged in a certain spot, so the movie you were so excited to watch could have had a whole scene completely ruined.




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If you needed a plumber or an electrician, the yellow pages directory was what you needed to browse through.




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Before Wikipedia, we had encyclopedias. If you needed to conduct research on any subject, you’d most likely spend hours at the library.




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Before digital radio, your choices were limited to AM/FM stations.




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Using a typewriter was a skill in its own right, and correcting a mistake was not an easy task. Where was the “delete” button when you needed one?




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Yes, you had to live with just one to three channels in most countries.




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No digital photography meant that you’d have to wait for hours for film to develop. Plus, you didn’t know if the photos were any good until you had them in your hands!




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The Walkman revolutionized the way we listen to music. Years later, the Discman was introduced in the portable audio player market. But try fitting one into your pocket!




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Ice makers were not easily accessible to everyone, so ice cube trays were the norm. You’d have to remember to refill them, or you’d have to wait a couple of hours to have that ice cold drink you wanted.




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It’s easy to order a specific size when you’re shopping online. But in physical stores, you’d be lucky if they had the size you wanted in stock. They could ask other stores if they had it, but, without computerized stock management, this would involve a few phone calls and probably a few weeks of wait time.




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