Since the beginning of time, generations have fought amongst each other to prove themselves as the worthiest. Every generation has experienced something so unique in their times that they insist on it being the best. We as millennials have seen simpler times; Times without smartphones and Instagram. We’ve been through times and used things that Gen Z can’t even begin to imagine. With that said, let’s scroll down and take a look at a few of the things these new kids can’t relate to.
If you’re a millennial, I’m sure you could hear the dial-up tone coming through the picture above! Back in the ’90s, people didn’t have high-speed Wi-Fi. Getting connected to the internet used to be a challenge on its own. It took a long time, including a headache from those god-awful tones, just to go online. Even when you were online, the snail-speed internet wouldn’t let you do much. The cherry on top- you couldn’t use your phone line once you connected to the internet!
It was one of a kind for a generation. It was a hassle and the only way to connect with people by finding their numbers. If you are a millennial, you know how it was when you had to look for the number on these pages. It feels like you are going through a law book. People then converted yellow pages into an address book. Later, due to the advancement in technology, these pages turned into smartphones. After which all numbers are easy to access.
Imagine having to rewind an entire tape every time you want to listen from the start. Or fast-forwarding to the song you want to listen to and realizing you’ve forwarded past it! This was what life was like before smartphones existed. The instant gratification of music downloads today is something most of us take for granted. However, buying and adding a new cassette tape to your collection was bliss, something Gen Z will never experience.