10 Tech Problems We All Suffered Through in the 90s


The 90s were a time for great tech disasters and we loved every minute of it. Here's 10 times your head felt like it was going to explode due to technology being annoying:

1. Your mom not wanting to take you to Blockbuster.

There's no better way to ruin a Friday night than your mom telling you she won't take you to Blockbuster.

Also devastating: If your mom let's you go to Blockbuster but when your try to convince her to buy movie snacks in the line she says, "We have food at home." The whole Blockbuster experience was an emotional roller coaster.

2. Dial-up.

This concept seems ridiculous now but we had to wait, for what felt like hours with a screaming beeping noise in our ears just to get on the internet.

You were really lucky if you got five minutes of internet time before your mom yelled at you to get off the computer so she could use the phone. But we never took this for granted, because the idea of the internet was insane.

3. Kid Pix.

Before I start this one, I want to make it clear that Kid Pix was the best thing that happened to my childhood and it was not a problem. That being said, every time I tried to use the Kid Pix stampinator, my computer would freak out and freeze for 10 minutes. This one could just be a "me" problem, but I will always remember how frustrating it was. If anyone else remembers this problem please let me know so I know I'm not crazy.

4. Not seeing your photos until they're developed.

We often take for granted the fact that we now have digital devices that we can view pictures and erase them if they're horrible. There was a time when we were growing up, that we couldn't see our pictures until they were developed. And that means, that ugly picture of you will be put on the mantel whether you like it or not.  

5. Having to talk to your friend's parents every time you call.

Whenever you wanted to talk to your friend's, you had to call their home phone, obviously. And every time you called, their parents would pick up and it was awkward as heck. This got a lot more awkward if it was your crush you were calling to talk to.

6. Rewinding the VHS.

If you got a Blockbuster movie and some savage didn't rewind it when they were done, you had to spend the time sitting in front of the TV rewinding the movie while also looking away, so it didn't give away everything that happened in the movie.

7. Nowhere to keep your Walkman.

When the CD Walkman was released, it was awesome. The not-so-awesome part of it was, when you were listening to it, you couldn't do anything that involved two hands, because no pocket was big enough for that thing.

If you were really innovative, you probably kept it in your back pack and hoped the headphones didn't disconnect.

8. There was no such thing as privacy while on the phone.

Because your phone was connected to the wall by a cord, there was no privacy while on the phone. Every time you were talking to friends, your mom was probably eavesdropping and not even trying to hide it.

9. What's Google Maps?

Now, we have the luxury of not planning our routes to unknown places, we just get in the car and go, Siri will figure that out for us. Then, we had to spend hours looking at a map trying to figure it out/memorize the route.  

10. Your mom taping over your favorite movie.

There was no greater annoyance than going to watch the Titanic and seeing that your mom had taped over it with something else. You wouldn't even know this happened until you put it on and it started playing, breaking your heart a little bit.

The 90s was the beginning of technology making huge changes, and we were all along for the ride.