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25 Things That Were Once So Normal That Everyone Will Forget About In 10 Years

RIP all those great BBM chats.

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1. Putting on channel 3 whenever you wanted to watch a movie or play a video game:

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2. Constantly having to adjust the tracking on your VCR whenever you wanted to watch a new videotape:

3. Having to look up movie times in a real, physical newspaper:

4. Having one of these as the ONLY way to make a phone call when you were on a plane:

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5. Printing out directions from MapQuest:

6. Scrambling to grab a pen and paper ‘cause you wanted to order something off a TV commercial:

7. Carrying around a disgusting amount of burned CDs in a binder in the backseat of a car:

8. Making collect calls on pay phones:

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9. Having to manually shut down to avoid tragedy:

10. Owning a phone that you could go more than a day without charging:

11. Little mouse balls:

12. Backing up your MP3s and photos onto CDs in case your computer ever crashed:

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13. Having listening kiosks at music stores as the only way to preview an entire album before buying it:

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14. Buying an expensive CD single import so you could listen to the bonus B-side:

15. Buying ringtones and ringbacks for your phone...

16. ...and of course, recording your ringtone off the radio:

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17. Having to type "www." in front of any webpage you wanted to search:

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18. BBM chats:

19. Using these to store all your important assignments:

20. Having to switch tapes for really long movies:

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21. Using a viewfinder in order to take a photo:

22. Just taking photos and having NO idea how they'd turn out:

23. Taking photos with a digital camera like this:

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24. The horror of accidentally missing the newest episode of your favorite show and having no way to watch it again (unless you taped it, of course):

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25. And finally, this slogan: