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If You Check Off 20 Of These Things, You Were Practically Raised By Your Computer

This one is for any kid who got booted from the internet every time their mom tried to make a phone call.

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    Used Encarta.
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    Used Encarta.
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    Saved homework on one of these.
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    Saved homework on one of these.
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    Played Minesweeper.
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    Played Minesweeper.
    Via Microsoft
    Connected to the internet with this.
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    Connected to the internet with this.
    Via Windows
    Used WordArt.
    Used WordArt.
    Created Art With Paint.
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    Created Art With Paint.
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    Got help from Clippy.
    Via Microsoft
    Got help from Clippy.
    Via Microsoft
    Used MSN Messenger.
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    Used MSN Messenger.
    Said your a/s/l in a chat room.
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    Said your a/s/l in a chat room.
    Used ClipArt.
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    Used ClipArt.
    Via Microsoft
    Played Space Cadet pinball.
    Via Microsoft
    Played Space Cadet pinball.
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    Played Solitaire.
    Via Microsoft
    Played Solitaire.
    Via Microsoft
    Ran code in MS-DOS.
    Via Windows
    Ran code in MS-DOS.
    Via Windows
    Played Hearts.
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    Played Hearts.
    Via Microsoft
    Downloaded music on Kazaa or Napster.
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    Downloaded music on Kazaa or Napster.
    Downloaded music or movies from Limewire.
    Via Ares
    Downloaded music or movies from Limewire.
    Via Ares
    Burned your own CDs.
    Via Emule
    Burned your own CDs.
    Via Emule
    Set this as your screensaver.
    Via Mcrosoft
    Set this as your screensaver.
    Via Mcrosoft
    Or this.
    Via Mcrosoft
    Or this.
    Via Mcrosoft
    Search for something on AltaVista.
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    Search for something on AltaVista.
    Played MP3s in Winamp.
    Via winamp.softonic.com
    Played MP3s in Winamp.
    You've used a webcam.
    Via pedestrian.tv
    You've used a webcam.
    Dressed up Dollz.
    Via gurl.com
    Dressed up Dollz.
    Via gurl.com
    Used several different operating systems before you even made it to Windows XP.
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    Used several different operating systems before you even made it to Windows XP.
    Had an mp3 player that looked something like this.
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    Had an mp3 player that looked something like this.
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    Made art with error alerts.
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    Made art with error alerts.
    Sat through a download that took HOURS.
    Sat through a download that took HOURS.
    Remember most websites looking like this.
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    Remember most websites looking like this.
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    Cleaned the inside of your mouse.
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    Cleaned the inside of your mouse.
    Failed to figure out how to use Outlook Express.
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    Failed to figure out how to use Outlook Express.
    Recognize him.
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    Recognize him.

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.

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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.

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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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