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    If You're Part Of Gen-Z Then You Probably Never Fully Experienced These 21 Problems

    Yes kids, there was a time when the only thing you could do on your cell phone was talk.

    1. Having to PRINT OUT everything; like maps, tickets, reservations, gift registries, etc.

    2. Having to wait to preview an album if someone was using the listening kiosk at the music store for the album you wanted to hear.

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    3. Having both a monthly limited texting plan and also a character limit.

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    4. Taking very poor quality photos with a flip phone that you couldn't do anything with (like literally they only looked good on your phone).


    5. Taking selfies with a digital camera like this and not knowing how the hell you were going to look in them.

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    6. Taking a photo with your digital camera and having it look great on your camera's screen, but blurry AF when you uploaded it to your computer.

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    7. Not being able to take any pictures while out because you ran out of space on your memory stick.

    8. Accidentally being sent the wrong DVD by Netflix.

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    9. Or worse yet, having to wait in a LONG queue to get a movie you wanted to see sent to you.

    10. Creating a bomb playlist you're excited to hear (while out) and forgetting to sync it to your iPod.

    11. Having to delete songs from your iPod 'cause you were running out of memory on it.

    12. Queueing a bunch of MP3 downloads on LimeWire at night only to wake up the following morning and realize that it timed out.

    13. Constantly having to clean your mouse 'cause it was a dust and dirt magnet.

    14. Literally not being able to move a TV set by yourself ('cause they weighed like 100 pounds).

    15. Not being able to record something 'cause your DVR was already recording something at the same time.

    16. Having to wait until 9:00 p.m. (or 7:00 p.m. if you had Sprint) to talk on the phone 'cause you were out of minutes for the month.

    17. Having to call yourself and enter your pin in order to listen to your voicemails (which you usually had a lot of since everyone used to leave messages).

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    18. Not being able to go online 'cause your parents or siblings were using the ONE computer your family had.

    19. Having to have your computer in one spot 'cause there was only hardwired internet.

    20. Having Internet Explorer crash about 50% of the time you used it.

    21. And finally, burning a mix CD and being excited to hear it only to have the "No CD" or "Error" sign show up when you put it in your CD player.