"I lived in a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego in the nineties to the tune of $400 a month. I’d like that back, please.
I looked up the specific place I lived. That one bedroom runs $1,650 now."
"Software that you buy one time and own. looking at you adobe."
"Being able to own things without having to take out a subscription"
"I miss going to video stores and browsing."
"Reasonable commercial lengths.. Now Espn has 5 minute commercial breaks…"
"This is probably more late 90s/early 00s than the 90s as a whole, but a social media-less internet.
It felt like an escape from real life, as opposed to an extension of it."
"Remember when our parents told us not to trust anyone on the internet, but now believe everything they see online and lecture us about it?"
"Not being able to be reached 24/7
Remember when the only people who had cell phones or pagers were doctors and high end business professionals that NEEDED to be reached at a moments notice. Now, everyone is expected to be available at any time. And if you elect to stand your ground and establish a separation between work/personal life you’re considered “rude” or “difficult to communicate with”."
"Technology with buttons and knobs."
"News that was only on for 30 minutes 3 times a day. Hit me with the facts, leave out the 24 hour commentary."
"Electronic stores where you can just buy something right when you need it instead of going on Amazon"
"All the wacky new pc accessories from when people weren’t quite sure what pcs where gonna be in the future. How about that barcode scanner for magazines, or that device that could create scents from different chemicals, or that one horror game by Konami that would heat up the floppy disk to make the room smell like blood?"
"Video games that were offline, that you could play the whole thing with just the purchase price of the game."
"I miss toys in cereal boxes.
Yes, I pay taxes. Yes, I have a full time job. Yes, I want a secret decoder ring."
"Wish I could play my Gameboy for the first time again."
"It was kind of fun waiting around the radio for the Top 10 songs countdown and standing by to hit record onto a cassette tape.
Also kind of fun ripping and burning songs into blank CDs so I could add it to my big @$$ CD binder in the car to cruise around on $0.99/gal gas."