A thread on Reddit recently invited millennial Redditors to finish the sentence “Back in my day…” That question referred to the things we millennials will be saying when the time comes—yet for many, it already has.
If you’re a millennial who has caught yourself saying something along those lines, then you’ll find these 30 ideas super relatable.
If you haven’t, then just you wait: this list is a blast from the past!
Ah, the pitfalls of yesteryear’s television.
via: GettyI already tell my son (7) "back in MY day you didn't have 1000 options to watch. You watched the GUIDE channel and if you missed the channel you were looking for you had to WAIT another cycle to see it. And if you weren't home in time to see your show, you just didn't see it!" -Muhryzzle
Remember the lengths you had to go for some music?manicuresandmimosas
Technology really has improved by leaps and bounds.Skinnyscales
Some public figures are well-known to millennials and aren’t to others?invasionofthesloths Keep reading to see more technology of the past that all millennials will remember depending on!
How did we survive without GPS?
via: GettyYou had to print out directions and a map to get places you hadn't been to. My dad had that huge book of maps that were all laminated. Then there was MapQuest. Then the Garmin. I remember people were scared of their Garmin getting stolen, so they had a pin number for it. So weird. -Joan_of_Architecture
Amazon Prime is such a novelty.Bee_Lady
And remember those VHS-rewinding machines for movies?partingwords
Phones used to have such a painfully iconic sound.gardenmarauding
Of course, a few things may have been preferable then.DickyMcGrumpy SHADE. On the next page, find some millennial nostalgia in the world of art and entertainment!
Remember the glory days of 2D movies?
Pokémon had a resurgence recently, but who remembers its first big ‘moment’?handsome_vulpine
Gaming has also evolved significantly.Amethyst1018
Netflix wasn’t always a streaming service.JacobDJ117 And VHS! Never forget.
How about those giant computers with a million parts?huuaaang Sometimes it seems like all you have time to do is blink before some piece of tech becomes antiquated. Keep reading to see what, surprisingly, counts as a relic these days!
No, it’s too soon!CloverBun
The internet institution that is Google was founded in 1998.othybear
Years after its death, some of us still remember Blockbuster.
via: GettyWe had to drive to a store and wander around it for sometimes hours just to pick something we wanted to watch later. Then we had to bring it back on time. -theFlyingCode
A time before PowerPoint? Inconceivable!AT1787
Laptops are the best.
via: Getty…We had to have keyboards and a mouse and touch screens to navigate the internet. -MasterofDruss In some ways, the things we had way back when are worth remembering fondly. Read on to see what we'll miss most about them AND what we won't.
We admit, phone calls used to be pretty exciting.n00bcak3
Oh, the horror!EmperorZurg14
Do people buy CDs anymore?
via: GettyIt took us 30 minutes to download one song, and our 'playlists' could only be as large as a 50mb CD, which took an hour or more to burn. We carried a book of these CDs, each one with a different 'playlist.’ -TechniChara
Aw, poor Pluto.commentninja
And television antennas made you want to pull your hair out!
via: GettyTVs were thick and heavy and sometimes had these two metal sticks coming out of the top. The image would sometimes look terrible, and you'd need to get up move the sticks around and hope the image got a bit more clear. Sadly it didn’t go up above 480p. -sdflius We won't miss fiddling with TV antenna, but there are other things we will! Join us on the next page in reminiscing over a few of the most iconic old websites that ever millennial used!
And before Facebook, there was…MySpace.TalesFromAChad I feel called out, but it's so true.
Remember those little portable wind-up cameras?
via: GettyWe had to get pictures developed in order to see what we captured. -Pinkfluffysheep