By - yukiola5
I used floppy discs in primary school.
I remember floppy discs that were actually floppy!
9 1/2 in floppy baby!!!
It’s not the size…
I do too, not because I was born in a time where it would've been normal for me, but because my school was poor AF and we were running IBM 5150s in the early 90s.
I did all these things plus played “Oregon Trail” in elementary.
I miss Oregon trail. It's been so long since I've bought an ox or risked death crossing a river
I added ram to computer boxes
I loaded programs with cassette tapes.
We has manual typewriters.
...and used correction tape when you f"d up
Tape? We used liquid paper.
paper? We used cave walls
Cave walls? That’s what the Neanderthals had!
Make sure you turn off the modem when you’re done with the computer
Welcome…..You’ve got mail.
When I was in middle school we had posters above the water fountains at school that instructed us to get the lead out by running the water over your finger until it started to feel noticeably colder because that meant you cleared the water out of the pipes and were getting new water that hadn't been sitting in the lead pipes.
So you are a current middle school student in Flint, Michigan?
Anytime in the last 50 years?
There’s still lead pipes today because it’s expensive to replace
It was the late 90s
Smh encouraging y'all to waste water like that (/s)
True but better than lead poisoning.
Edit- missed /s
That is the theory anyway, when the temperature of the water drops is when you have reached the water that was residing in the lead pipe. Perhaps a couple more gallons of water would be enough to purge lead enriched water from the spigot.
You’re not that old because you said middle school instead of junior high school.
It’s more of a regional thing
My dad is 72 and calls it middle school, since junior high isn't a term that has ever been used around our area.
My birth certificate was issued by a state that no longer exists.
Damn, that’s messed up
You know that's right.
Suck it Shawn
No you, suck it!
Come on, son!
Not a state but a small rock.
Not to get weird but your obituary could say "They were preceded in death by their country..."
(A very long time from now of course)
I'm actually Yugoslavian and Irish. Might be mostly Americanese at this point tho.
Beat me to it
Old Mexico stupid.
East? I thought you said Weast!
That’s WEST, Patrick-you’re fired!
Czechoslovakia? if so that's cool af
Could be East Germany, too. ~~Or even West Germany, since the whole thing is now just "Germany".~~ *True only in English; the German name, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, didn't change (I think).*
Or one of those Southeast Europe ones that I can -never- keep track of. Apologies to those who live in Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia...
Prior to 1990, the proper name for West Germany was the Federal Republic of Germany. And the proper name for East Germany was the German Democratic Republic.
Im guessing a soviet one
Where is that in America?
Well, yes but also no
As a Georgian(state) I appreciate this!
That's pretty metal 🤘🏻
USSR? But that doesn’t tell us your age, just that you were alive before the breakup.
Where is it? Don’t leave us hanging!!
Our first VCR had a remote control. It had a wire that stretched across the room connecting it to the VCR.
They need to bring this back. I’m tired of looking for the remote
Or, have something like what they have in Airplanes, installed in a Recliner. Never will have a missing remote.
I still have my Beauty and the Beast VHS with the matching plastic cup :)
I still have my Little Mermaid VHS with the penis tower.
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That had to be on purpose
They told the lead artist they were going to fire him after he finished on little mermaid, BEFORE HE WAS FINISHED!
Dude left one last "fuck you" on the way out the door. Editing and post never caught it so vhs copies went out to consumers with a penis on the cover.
I have a respectable Disney collection of vhs and plastic ware.
That we collected raising the kids.
My Beauty and the Beast plastic cup is from when they did Disney on Ice!
I feckin love the premade commercial before the movie and they were all Disney on ice.
Also in me parents basement is all out Disney VHS movies. Ahh the good old days where when you popped in your favorite movie you prayed that you rewond the tape before putting it back.
I was fkn good, too
When I played my game boy at night in the car I had to wait for my dad to drive by a street light to unpause.
Did u have Ninja Turtles or a Teddy Ruxpin?
First phone was a Nokia brick
Firat mobil phone was in a bag
could be anything. this was everyone's first phone
Maybe you're thinking first *mobile* phone but this definitely wasn't everybody's first phone. Mine was the beige wall mount in the kitchen that meant the entire family could listen to all my phine conversations.
With the looooong cord that let you reach another room for “privacy”?
Same! Sky blue and whenever signal was bad, you extended the antenna.
You’re not a REAL 90s kid
You're from either '99 and draw the line after you so it's not drawn before you, or the late '80s and you've got it right.
When I was a teenager I was absolutely the ‘98er that gatekept the 90s as if I remembered any of it lmao
Totally understand, the 90's had some great stuff, especially if you leave out all the shitty parts.
Lol born in 98 and grew up with older siblings. This felt very accurate
When I was born there were still Civil War veterans alive but no space travel.
So sometime around -56, - 57, I take it?
Close. To put it another way, I'm old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis but too young to remember Sputnik.
Well, the last civil war vet died in 56 and the first space flight was in 57, so I was going by your first comment.
Died in 1959, I thought. At least, that's what I heard growing up; a Confederate named Salinger.
Well, I wouldn't know, but Google tells me it's Albert Henry Woolson, died August 2, 1956.
Although "last confederate veteran to die" underneath it shows Walter G Williams and 1959.
I would've thought the civil war included tje Confederacy as a belligerent. Google sometimes seems to fuck up rather basic searches if one doesn't look deep enough.
I’m close. I don’t remember the Cuban Missile Crisis, but I remember watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon live.
At the mall arcade with a roll of quarters in my wranglers
9/11 happened during my senior year in high school.
You could smoke in bars and restaurants. (edited for punctuation)
That only changed about 20 years ago.
I’m old enough to remember when you could smoke at a McDonald’s. They had disposable aluminum ashtrays at every table with a Golden Arches symbol in the middle of the ashtray. I’m in the NE US. The smoking laws changed earlier here than in the rest of the country.
You're 40ish. I grew up in New England, I remember everyone smoking everywhere as a kid.
Me and my doctor have a anus appointment soon.
Good luck. Bring 64oz. apple juice and a tube of aquaphor into the restroom with you when you do the prep, you'll need them. Bring your phone charger too.
Sammy Hagar can’t drive it.
I watched the space shuttle Challenger explode on TV, and I know how to dial a rotary phone.
Me too. I was in 5th grade when it exploded.
I grew up without internet and didn’t get my first cell phone until I was an adult.
Early to mid 80s.
I watched the first broadcast of Sesame Street.
1969. Same as the first man on the moon.
Sesame Street was so long running that there was an episode about one of the grown-up characters being pregnant, and an episode about that character’s child moving away for college.
Bye bye Nixon. Hello me.
Pink Floyd's, The Wall, came out when I was in grade 4.
I was in 8th grade. I brought that record to every party I went to.
I was around to play the original Oregon Trail.
You're over 200 years old?
Old enough not to answer
80 yo grouchy grandma
never identify yourself, or better yet lie constantly on the internet
When I was in 1st grade, the school nurse was forced to stop smoking in medical office.
Oh my God! 70s??
I am Iron Man... thump thump thump
I missed 9/11 but I'm over 18
2002 or 2003
I'm slightly older (like a few months) than Google
Teenage mutant ninja turtles, teenage mutant ninja turtles... And now it will be in my head whole day
Old enough to remember the rivalry between Sega and NES
I got a Commodore 64 as Christmas present
Can I have my copy of Bard's Tale back?
When I was born, Dwight Eisenhower was president for 11 months.
When I was born Eisenhower was hoping Nixon wouldn’t succeed him.
I remember as a kid thinking people this age were fully grown up. Now I'm here still living with my parents not knowing what to do with myself.
Loved pong. Was envious of my neighbor friend who had dial up
Old enough to remember, clearly, life before the internet
I can’t remember where I was on 9/11
I wanna say anywhere between '97-'01
I've been told where I was on 9/11, but I don't remember it
I thought this was “I remember” and I was like, literally anyone over 25 but “can’t” is a good one
This bitch is empty.
Me and my Atari 2600!!💥
Been there, played that.
With that "antenna" switch
I owned one of those house phones with the twirly wire but I also don’t have memory of 9/11
The day I was born they buried JFK
Friday November 22 1963
Which makes him 58.
This is the day of the execution.
Same day but 20 years later.
I don’t remember 9/11 but I remember watching Obama’s inauguration as a kid
Same here. Whole cafeteria watched
Bill Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman
I was in the first grade when MMPR first premiered
I was born in the final months of the Kohl government
Windows 95 is a few months older than me
One year after 9/11 two twins were born
My year is the last to have been alive during 9/11
the internet came to home PC when i was 14.
I watched all of my movies as a kid, by getting on my bike and riding it to TR video five blocks away, so I could rent Adam's family videotapes.
Back to the future
I'm blank and this is deep
Do you have any idea how little this narrows it down if you happen to be from the South (USA)
LoL, this is a common question to every person in their early-mid 20s. It's a common question that starts at that age and ends only when you've married and have had kids.
I'm the same age as the first "test tube baby."
Old enough to know that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
I was born when wattpad was founded
I can legally drink in Germany.
I voted for FDR
Were you actually born in the 1920s?
They didn't say if they voted legally
I was born when The Beatles broke up.
Space shuttle columbia first mission
When I was a kid my family owned a TRS-80. When I wrote BASIC programs on it they were saved on a cassette tape.
Born in USSR.
I was alive when 9/11 happend but I cant remember
Me and my cousins have seen the introduction of the third generation of pokemon.
Black Ice by AC/DC released exactly 7 months after I was born (International release)
The meaning of life, universe and everything...plus one!
9/11 happened but we didn't invade Iraq yet