Do you remember…?

…downloading songs from KaZaa/ Bear Share/ Limewire?

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…having to clean the mouse ball if your cursor was lagging?

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…the sound of dial up internet?

…using a phone with a cord?

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…CD’s with 100 free hours of AOL?

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…blockbuster video?

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…burning CD’s?

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… using *69?

In most areas of the United States, phone companies offer *69 service. If you miss a call, or receive one from an unknown caller, dialing *69 on your phone will identify the last caller’s number (if possible) and give you the option to call them back.
He thought he could just hang up on me and I wouldn’t know who he was, but I star 69ed his ass.

…AIM/AOL instant messenger (a/s/l)?

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…bleached hair/ frosted tips?

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…Kodak disposable cameras?

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….floppy disks?

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…not being able to use “Google” (or when google had an !)?**

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I was just thinking to myself today. Imagine telling some young whippersnapper about growing up in a world with NO social media, NO Google, NO internet, and NO Cell Phone. That makes me sound old as fuck. Kind of crazy to think about. I’m glad I grew up without all the crap that kids have today, because I don’t know that I would have ever gotten heavily involved in sports. To this day, most of my best friends are people I grew up with playing Baseball, Basketball, and Lacrosse. Yes, I was once a “Lax Bro” many moons ago.

**RIP to the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button on Google. I used to wear that thing out.

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