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If You Check Off 20 Of These Things, You Were Practically Raised By Your Computer
Were you even alive in 1995? You sort of recognized some of that stuff, but it seems like maybe you heard about these things, and that you don't actually have any memory of them. You'll never know how hard it was to get online, and how angry your parents would get when they got the phone bill each month. You're blessed.
Maybe this checklist triggered a bit of nostalgia for you, but it doesn't seem like you lived through a lot of these experiences. It might be that you're just a bit too young, or maybe your parents just used a lot of outdated technology when you were a kid. Either way, you're pretty well informed about retro tech.
You and your family were early adopters to a form of technology that would take over the word someday. This checklist was probably full of nostalgia for you, and took you right back to a simpler age where the internet was just in its infancy, and BuzzFeed didn't even exist yet. (Can you even imagine?!)
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