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20 Things We Did On The Computer In 2006 That We'll Never Do Again

Fwd: FW: Fw: Replace your PC with a new one from Best Buy, or you'll get bad luck!!!!!

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1. Watch < 10-minute videos in glorious 240p and then rate them out of five stars.

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2. Print out driving directions in a computer lab that looked like this...

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3. ...where you'd accidentally snap off the miniature plastic keyboard legs.

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4. Bug your friends to sign up for this invitation-only ~beta~ email service.

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5. Upload mirror selfies you took with a standalone digital camera.

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6. Copy and paste HTML code that reduced your profile into a garish, unreadable, autoplaying mess...

7. ...but still agonize over who you could trim from your finely pruned Top 8.

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8. Ask this guy your deepest, darkest search queries.

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9. Read and bury news stories on the *original* front page of the internet.

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10. Download an mp3 over DSL, and then feel personally wronged by the seeder who mislabeled it.

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11. Go PKing in the Wilderness.

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12. Scribble an angst-ridden tracklist onto the CD-R you burned from low-bit .WMA files.

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13. Own a loud-AF external DVD drive...

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14. you could rip your movies into giant .ISO files...

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15. ...only to end up watching them on a tiny, two-inch screen with a couple hours of battery life.

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16. Pay $40 for a 512MB flash drive and wonder how you'll ever need that much space.

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17. Open multiple windows of this browser 'cause tabs weren't a thing yet, and you didn't know any better.


18. Dream of one day owning a Pocket PC — a computer that fits in the palm of your hand!

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19. Adjust the position of your cutting-edge, state-of-the-art webcam...

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20. ...which took ultra-high-res pics like this:

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A sluggish PC is soooo 2006, so replace it with a new 2-in-1 laptop at the Windows Store, only at Best Buy.👈