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10 Techy Things Today's Kids Will Never Know About

Come on millennials, grab your your Trapper Keepers. It's time for a trip down memory lane...

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1. Polaroid iZone Instant Camera

The teeny, sticky photos meant you no longer had to go to Limited Too to use their photo booth.
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The teeny, sticky photos meant you no longer had to go to Limited Too to use their photo booth.

2. The Floppy Disk

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Today, a floppy disk holds no valuable information. Its only use is as a coaster or emergency ninja star. Remember when the slidey piece on the back broke, destroying your report on volcanoes? Too bad.

3. Weee-Wrrrr-Weee-Wrrrrr-Bee-deee-deeee-dee

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You’ve Got Mail. It took several minutes (minutes!) to log on, if you were lucky and no one picked up the phone, sending you back to square one.

4. Discman

You tried to run but ended up doing more of a fast shuffle in order to keep Ace of Base from skipping.
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You tried to run but ended up doing more of a fast shuffle in order to keep Ace of Base from skipping.

5. Mario Teaches Typing. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Anybody teaches typing.

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Now you can find a toddler at a bar playing on an iPad. (I’ve seen it. Sippy cup on the bar, that rebel). Soon, typing will be an innate ability, like dogs swimming.

6. Tamagotchi

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The scourge of teachers everywhere. I received three of these for a birthday one year and nearly had a mental breakdown trying to keep them all alive.

7. Lemmings

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All those little creatures died and it was your fault. You sicko, you probably enjoyed watching them fall off that cliff to their deaths, didn’t you? What kind of game was this for a child anyway?

8. iMacs and iBooks in Fun, Jewel Tones

I miss my round laptop with the handle. This may be the reason I now have a sapphire case for my MacBook Pro. Bringing it back.
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I miss my round laptop with the handle. This may be the reason I now have a sapphire case for my MacBook Pro. Bringing it back.

9. Oregon Trail

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Now there’s an app for this, but it’s just not the same. I tried it. It failed to bring back the excitement of finally crossing the river, and the sadness of realizing 25 bison do not fit on wagon.

10. Keyboard Covers

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That’s right, a piece of dust-gathering rubber was a tech item.

I just happy I no longer have to deal with the stress of peeking while the teacher isn’t looking.

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