Redditors remind us of the things that were normal in the 90s but are rare now

The 90s were a precious time that all desi millennials cherish the most. While many people spent their childhood during this time, some of them were adults at the time. Naturally, those 90s memories keep coming back, making design feeling nostalgic from time to time as we age. Because boss! for most of us, life isn’t so sorted at this time. I mean, how can anyone forget to carry around floppy disks for data storage or make a phone call on a landline? Certainly, I cannot.

Just like a bunch of Internet users, who reminisce about their memories of the 90s on Reddit. Speaking of which, one Redditor user asked, “What was normal in the 1990s but rare or non-existent now?” And believe me, her thread will remind you of the good old days.

Let’s explore what Redditors are sharing on the feed:

1. Floppy disks

Floppy disks. My parents had a binder full of these things.

– Red_Vitamin

Source: Hackaday

2. Disposable cameras

Taking your disposable camera to develop and not knowing if any of your photos were even usable until you got the photos back.

– carawwwwrrrr

Source: YouTube

3. CRT Monitors

Horribly heavy CRT monitor screens.


CRT monitors
Source: SlashGear

4. VCRs and video games

Rental of films, video games, VCRs and game consoles.

– _JustAnAvgGuy_

Source: Forbes

5. CD bindings

Keep a binder full of CDs in your car.

– PMMeUrHopesNDreams

CD bindings
Source: Mashable

6. Fixed telephones

Landline home phones. And having to talk to your friend’s parents for a few minutes while you wait for your friend to come on the phone.

– bdjcjev

Source: MX Reader

7. Look up movie times in newspapers

Call the cinema or look in the newspaper for movie times.

– yepitsjen22

Movie theater
Source: Film Story Pictures/Representative Image

8. Remember phone numbers

Remember at least 4 important phone numbers.

– pasenast

Phone numbers
Source: Shutterstock/Representative Image

9. Visit a friend’s house unexpectedly

Showing up at a friend’s house unexpectedly. Now you have to send an SMS 4 years in advance.

– iFiy

Source: Yeh Meri Family/Representative Image

10. Slap bracelets

Those fucking snapping bracelets.

– micro446g

Source: Grunge

11. Tapes

I listen to tapes on my walkman.

– godca_grama

Source: YouTube

12. Logs

Newspapers! They were still very relevant until the late 90s and early 2000s. Want to sell something? Place a personal ad. Need movie times? Go to the entertainment section. Current events? Comics? The real news? Everything was fine there.

– Khajiit_hairball

Source: Quora/Representative Image

13. Play outside

Playing outside not knowing where you’re going until the streetlights come on.


Play outside
Source: Yeh Meri Family

14. Fight with siblings for the computer

Fight with siblings over who owns the trick on the computer. Fight for dial-up internet.

– Iambane

fight between siblings
Source: iStock/Representative Image

15. Cursive writing

Learn cursive at school.

– toastiegremlin92

cursive writing
Source: YouTube


Phone booths.

– Zen_Anarch

Phone booths
Source: India Times

17. Yellow Pages-wali Phone book

Yellow Pages.

– zekesaltspider

Yellow Pages
Source: Economic Times

18. Microsoft DOS Skills

Basic knowledge of ms dos

– madmart07

Source: VentureBeat

Cake-samosa waali birthday parties, pooping without a smartphone in hand and fixing the antenna on the roof are some of the things we remember from the 90s era.

So which of these things sent you on a sad nostalgic journey?

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