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18 Things We Did On The Computer Kids Today Will Never Understand

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1. Pressing the button on the desktop tower, and waiting minutes before hearing the startup sound.

Headset Guy (CC BY http://3.0) via / Niklas Redyah (CC BY http://3.0) via

Your desktop theme said a lot about you.

2. Installing games, sound cards, and operating systems from floppy disks...

3. ...multiple disks...

4. ...all of which came from giant, cellophane-wrapped boxes.

5. Folding the edges of dot matrix paper into zigzagging accordion strips.

6. Cycling endlessly through the media player skins to find the perfect one...

7. ...and marveling at the visualizations.

8. Waiting for the screensaver, just so you could watch an unplayable maze...

9. ...while the other maze — the one you did play — asked impossibly hard questions.


But that music...

10. Spending hours with educational and reference CD-ROMs.

11. Playing games with joysticks...

12. that required you to look up words in the manual as a form of copy protection.

"What is the sixth word of the third paragraph on page 20?"

13. Removing the ball from your wired, mechanical mouse.

14. Agonizing over which WordArt to use for your Language Arts project.

15. Creating photo-realistic landscapes with MS Paint.

16. Recording yourself and playing it backwards at 2x speed.

17. Disabling Clippy.

18. Finally, flipping the power switch only when you saw this screen:

The future is coming, and it's called Windows 10 — the Windows that will keep you up to date, so you can spend more time doing, and less time waiting.