If you’re a millennial then you’re no stranger to technological advances. Think about it, we used to have to wait minutes to connect to the internet now we can do so with a mere tap, we’ve gone from walkmans to mp3 players to iPods to storing music on our phones, and now that we’re mentioning it, don’t even bring up smartphones because we started from the bottom with a Nokia brick and now we have the world at our fingertips. Today we’re traveling back in time, virtually of course, and reminiscing on some of our favorite pieces of technology from y2k.
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When we sat at our iMac G3 to, we don’t know, play Oregon Trail, we felt that at that moment we had our lives together; it wasn’t because these computers were super durable, fast, or state of the art by any means, no, these computers were just manufactured in really cool colors. That’s it. The first one to steal our hearts was the iconic blue one, then if your elementary school computer lab was like our elementary school computer lab, friendships were lost over who got the lime green, pink, and orange computer.
Giga Pets and/or Tamagotchis
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Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried about your Giga Pet? Because same. These digital pets though no bigger than our keychains required a lot of time and attention which is exactly why ours died after just a few days. But were they worth the extra chores and months of begging our parents for one? Absolutely.
(image via: 90s toys)
Speaking of waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat, did you have a Furby growing up? We aren’t sure why the 90s and 00s are synonymous with crowds of adults throwing hands for toys (Tickle Me, Elmo, we’re looking at you) but folks went bananas to get their hands on a Furby. And we can’t even begin to explain why, but every now and then when the house is tranquil and the world is still, we swear we can still hear them talking from the depths of our closets.
Yes, we really burned CDs for our love interest(s) in middle school and high school, and when we say we risked it all, we really mean we risked the entire family computer by downloading Limewire. The act of burning a CD is pretty much dead now, but we’ll always have the memory of being pulled over for the first time because our eyes weren’t on the road, but on our massive CD case trying to select just the right jam.