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11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:16pm On Oct 12, 2016
We are the last generation that saw the world without the Internet for some time! And, even when we didn't, initially we had to struggle with dial-ups, Hotmail and MS-DOS. Our younger nieces and nephews, on the other hand, can download a full movie in 30 minutes, play games with life-like graphics and have access to apps that solve just about every life problem from finding a cab to finding a date! It won’t be a surprise if they get totally weirded out, should you ever tell them what the tech scenario was like back in the good ol’ days.
Enjoy the ride!
1. We literally spent hours downloading songs and begged the dial-up Gods to shower us with the lightening speed of 64 Kbps!

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by youngest85(m): 4:20pm On Oct 12, 2016
Dem neva born me dat time

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:20pm On Oct 12, 2016
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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:24pm On Oct 12, 2016
2. We had to hit '7' four freakin' times on our phone’s keypad to type 'S'.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:31pm On Oct 12, 2016
3. We marveled at the graphics of ‘Road Rash’ like it was the most visually satisfying game ever made!

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by LordZero(m): 4:42pm On Oct 12, 2016
The days of nokia 6630, 6111, 2610, 2630, sony walkman and co to symbian phones.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:47pm On Oct 12, 2016
4. We didn’t have GPS. If we ever lost our way on the road, we sucked up our pride and asked for directions!

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 4:52pm On Oct 12, 2016
5. We didn’t have dozens of games on our smartphones. Instead, we killed time on our humble Nokias with THIS:

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Heeyhun(f): 6:00pm On Oct 12, 2016
Kingmathers:
2. We had to hit '7' four freakin' times on our phone’s keypad to type 'S'.
I can relate cheesy

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by henryobinna(m): 6:19pm On Oct 12, 2016
I remember how using a colored nokia phone them was....

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by henryobinna(m): 6:20pm On Oct 12, 2016
Kingmathers:
5. We didn’t have dozens of games on our smartphones. Instead, we killed time on our humble Nokias with THIS:
there weren't smartphones then

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:37pm On Oct 12, 2016
henryobinna:
there weren't smartphones then
That's exactly the point... there were no smart phones then.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:40pm On Oct 12, 2016
6. For 80’s kids, downloading music meant waiting for their favorite track to play on the radio and recording it on a cassette.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:41pm On Oct 12, 2016
7. We had to read the manuals that came with our gadgets because, believe it or not, there were no freaking tech reviews back then!

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:43pm On Oct 12, 2016
8. We used our MotoRazrs with so much swag it puts the iPhone freaks of today to shame.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:46pm On Oct 12, 2016
9. As kids, we did not want an XBox One, but a Nintendo 64 and a game cartridge that read ‘999999 in 1’.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:47pm On Oct 12, 2016
10. Back Then, 32 GBs worth of music looked like THIS:

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:54pm On Oct 12, 2016
11. Every time Sony introduced a new model of the Walkman we went, "Shut up and take my money!"

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 6:55pm On Oct 12, 2016
ahem (clears throat in loki's voice)... LALASTICLALA

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Kingmathers(m): 7:02pm On Oct 12, 2016
henryobinna:
I remember how using a colored nokia phone them was....
You'd be feeling like some Arab prince... grin
henryobinna:
I remember how using a colored nokia phone them was....

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Nobody: 7:15pm On Oct 12, 2016
Kingmathers:
9. As kids, we did not want an XBox One, but a Nintendo 64 and a game cartridge that read ‘999999 in 1’.
which we all know it's like 20 games repeated over 900times

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by dasphinx1(m): 7:17pm On Oct 12, 2016
Kingmathers:
11. Every time Sony introduced a new model of the Walkman we went, "Shut up and take my money!"

Mehn!!!!! i had this walkman back then!!!!! used it codedly so pops would not even know i had such cheesy grin


Kingmathers:
10. Back Then, 32 GBs worth of music looked like THIS:


Back then, My cd rack was this stacked, bought cds from a certain dude at area 1 shopping center, in abj. The cd jacket always had a certain dude's picture at the back. Dj Kaydee or something(cant recollect)... still have dem cds intact and safely arranged in my wardrobe at home.... oh sweet memories smiley

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by FakeNEWSevryday: 7:30pm On Oct 12, 2016
...we no dhey carry charger or power bank up and down like we use to do this time around grin cheesy grin

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by henryobinna(m): 7:35pm On Oct 12, 2016
Kingmathers:
You'd be feeling like some Arab prince... grin
hahahaha

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by LordZero(m): 7:45pm On Oct 12, 2016
henryobinna:
I remember how using a colored nokia phone them was....

You'd be feeling like the biggest boss around mehnnn.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by shedo4sure: 7:55pm On Oct 12, 2016
Chai I no go 4get "processing data" Wey my lovely nokia 6230 dy show den when browsing....
And stressful infrared port Wey u must join ur port with another phone port hold am 4 hours just 2 collect 10mb file. Ur hand go tell u, and if u mistakely shake ur hand nd d phone disconnect after waiting 4 hours, Omo na die be dat.....

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by edoziebobbyyahoocom(m): 8:04pm On Oct 12, 2016
i thank God i rocked both generations. I can remember opening our video cassette player and cleaning it with handkerchief and kerosene so to make it clear...... cheesy cheesy

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Cregon: 8:20pm On Oct 12, 2016
SPACE BOOKED.. I have a feeling this market may sell to FP...

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Dharneehell(m): 8:24pm On Oct 12, 2016
I witnessed the end of this era.
Kingmathers:
5. We didn’t have dozens of games on our smartphones. Instead, we killed time on our humble Nokias with THIS:
That time, when my dad would be doing ''shakara'' anytime I ask him, to use this nokia (his) to play the snake game.



Also, we had a special device we used to backward or forward the video cassette. We'd have to put it in to check if it was the right place we ''whined'' it to.

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Nobody: 8:40pm On Oct 12, 2016
Nostalgic

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by srrrr(m): 8:56pm On Oct 12, 2016
space 4 sale. grab it b4 it hits FP.
Email; reccession@dullard.bubu

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Re: 11 Tech Things We Did Back In Day That Seem So Freaking Weird Now by Nobody: 9:19pm On Oct 12, 2016
who else remember using florescent tube,and wire as antenna on TV.

Sweet days then.

Flying of kite nko,my brother,and I will go to next building to fly kite,xos it's a storey building.

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