20 plus years ago technology was not as we know it today.
For starters you could only dream of having the convenience of an online memory storage system like Dropbox, instead you had hundreds of floppy disks piled in boxes – good luck to you if you’d forgotten which disk you saved your favourite photo on!
Although evolving tech has now made our lives a WHOLE LOT MOREconvenient, sometimes we can take it for granted, until we remember that once upon a time mobile phone’s didn’t even have cameras.
WARNING:You are definitely bound to feel nostalgic reading this or you’ll just laugh!
Yep this was your memory stick or hard drive for storing all of your data – Although, it looks more like a table coaster.
Today’s equivalent: Dropbox
Today’s equivalent:Egg Baby (plus various other virtual pet apps)
3. Pokemon Video Games
If you’re really a 90’s baby you should definitely remember all things PII-KA-CHUUU and beyond. Pokemon is a Japanese brand made up of a series of fictional characters which appeared across video games, film and its own animation show (remember rushing home for CITV at 4pm?).
Today’s equivalent: We actually don’t know, Pokemon is actually one of a kind.
4. Disposable camera
For its time, this was the simplest way to capture the moments that mattered. It’s a box camera which could only be used once, it had a flash and film where your pictures were stored. Once the film was finished, you took it out the camera to get the photos printed and a photo printing shop…Long right? Especially in comparison to how we snap and upload instantly today.
Today’s equivalent: Who needs a disposable camera when you have a smart phone?
Today’s equivalent:Nintendo 3DS
Today’s equivalent: WhatsApp (plus the endless list of other social media)
8. VHS Tapes
Hands up if you still have all of your Disney films on VHS tape? *High five* Yep you da baddest. You can’t beat opening the tape case and popping your favourite animation into the video player, but then you might have to rewind and watch all the grey fuzz across your TV screen.
It was all about buying your latest music from HMV and building up the biggest CD collection that your shelf could be proud of.
Today’s equivalent:Any smart phone going.
11. Walkman / CD player
There was actually a time where people laughed at the idea of people listening to music with head phones on…Until the Walkman came along and changed the listening habits of music lovers forever.
Today’s equivalent: iPod
Today’s equivalent:I’d love to meet the person that still records music…Who needs an equivalent when we have YouTube.
The bleepy device you always see being whipped out in the 90’s American films and sitcoms, that’s the pager which lets you know someone is trying to contact you or if you have received a text message.
Today’s equivalent:I guess your smart phone is your pager too.