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If You Remember 13/21 Things Then You're Probably Between The Ages Of 32 And 50

There was a lot of math involved in making a mixtape!

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

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Even if you had auto-tracking, you still had to adjust it every once in a while.

2. Pressing pause on a movie 'cause you were trying to see nudity — even though pausing a movie made it blurrier.

Also, you had a limited amount of time before the pause button would stop and the movie would continue playing.
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Also, you had a limited amount of time before the pause button would stop and the movie would continue playing.

3. Using a VHS rewinder to rewind your video tapes because rewinding it in the VCR was bad for the machine.

It was also a lot quicker to rewind them in the VHS rewinder.
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It was also a lot quicker to rewind them in the VHS rewinder.

4. Being kicked off the internet if there were too many people logged on at the same time in your neighborhood.

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And yes, you'd have to get off it if someone wanted to make a phone call.

5. Seeing these anytime you flew anywhere and being tempted to call someone.

But of course you needed a credit card to do it, and also you knew it was $$$ to call someone on the plane.
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But of course you needed a credit card to do it, and also you knew it was $$$ to call someone on the plane.

6. Having to lift the antenna on a cell phone if you wanted to get good reception.

Also, having a limited amount of time you could talk on those old brick phones before they got all hot.
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Also, having a limited amount of time you could talk on those old brick phones before they got all hot.

7. Having to change out the mini-cassette tapes to an answering machine every few months.

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If you didn't change them, the messages would start sounding really warped.

8. Having to buy a switch box for your TV in order to watch movies on VHS or play video games.

And putting everything on channel 3.
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And putting everything on channel 3.

9. Having to remember to bring your camera with you if you wanted to take pictures of the place or event you were going to.

If you forgot, then you had to depend on your family or friends to print you doubles of their photos.
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If you forgot, then you had to depend on your family or friends to print you doubles of their photos.

10. And carrying around lots of different types of film with you if you wanted to take photos at different times in the day.

Also, you usually took ONE or maybe two photos of something at the most...there was no wasting film!
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Also, you usually took ONE or maybe two photos of something at the most...there was no wasting film!

11. Making sure you had fresh batteries for your camera or else your photos would come out looking like trash.

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Low batteries in your camera meant blurry or super dark photos.

12. Looking up a book in the library through the card catalog.

It was always intimidating.
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It was always intimidating.

13. Looking up old newspaper articles on microfiche.

It was like reading a faded photocopy.
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It was like reading a faded photocopy.

14. Having to call long-distance (usually somebody out of state) on Sunday 'cause it was cheaper.

Or you'd buy a long-distance phone card.
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Or you'd buy a long-distance phone card.

15. Getting an extra long handset cord so that you wouldn't have to stand next to the phone when talking on it.

The long cord also usually allowed you to walk into another room for a little privacy.
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The long cord also usually allowed you to walk into another room for a little privacy.

16. *69'ing someone (if you didn't have caller ID) because you forgot to get their number or because it was prank call.

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Also, using *69 cost extra!

17. Calling an airline directly to book your flight and having your tickets mailed to you.

Or you could go to a travel agent to buy your ticket in person.
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Or you could go to a travel agent to buy your ticket in person.

18. Sending a friend a pager message just to let them know you were thinking of them.

And you probably knew their pager number by heart!
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And you probably knew their pager number by heart!

19. Looking through the CD liner notes to see how many minutes long a song was so that you could see if it would fit on your mixtape.

This resulted in lots of deep-cuts showing up on mixtapes since you'd put whatever song could fit in.
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This resulted in lots of deep-cuts showing up on mixtapes since you'd put whatever song could fit in.

20. Ordering things through catalogs and waiting weeks for them to come in the mail.

And hoping that you didn't get a letter back saying your item was on backorder or out of stock.
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And hoping that you didn't get a letter back saying your item was on backorder or out of stock.

21. And finally, scrambling to grab a pen and paper 'cause you wanted to order something off a TV commercial.

And remember, it was NO C.O.D.
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And remember, it was NO C.O.D.

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