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11 Headaches No One Would Have Understood 15 Years Ago

"What do you mean the files are in the computer?!" A lot has changed since 1999. The next time you get a tech-related headache, reach for Excedrin® and feel the pain melt away.

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1. A flooded inbox that you can’t keep up with.

Remember when an inbox full of emails was actually exciting?

2. Someone leaving a three-minute voicemail.



3. Having a TV show completely spoiled by someone in your news feed in real time.

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Back then, something could only be spoiled if you read TV listings... a week later.

4. Accidentally erasing all the pictures from your family vacation from the memory card.

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You can't erase film, guys. Well, technically you can... but... you know, not as easily.

5. Your phone dying when you're lost and trying to use the Maps app. / Via ABC Family / Muse Entertainment Enterprises

::full-on panic attack::

6. Watching other people's relationship drama unfold online.

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You heard about it the old-fashioned way — gossip from friends of a friend.

7. The Cloud.

Do we really understand it now, though? Has anyone figured out how to successfully use it?

8. Your movie streaming service stalling out right in the middle of a plot twist.

This is totally worse than a skipping DVD.

9. Physically losing a jump drive that contained a term paper.

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"What do you mean you can't find your homework?"

10. Your texts getting stuck and not sending.


11. And the biggest headache of them all: dealing with super-slow Wi-Fi on a flight from NY to LAX.

Life was almost better without internet in the sky.

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