2000 was not that long ago in the grand scheme of things but to those who are a bit younger, it feels like it happened a century ago.
That’s why we have the good folks over at Rhetty for History to provide us with the necessary context. There are a wide range of consumer items that were in vogue in the year 2000 but now none of them are being used anymore.
It’s enough to make us feel ancient but we will try our best to get over that. The list is amusing but you are going to have to get over yourself before you check it out. For example, the one that tripped us out the most was the discussion about telephones with cords. Imagine having to explain that way to the kids of today.
They are so used to having a phone in their pocket that the idea of one being mounted to a wall or resting on a kitchen counter has to be foreign.
Can you believe that you once had to pick up a house phone, call your friends to make a plan and then trust that they would show up at the time that you all had agreed upon?
It’s wild to think about. We had no way of updating each other if we were running late or anything like that. The school computer lab is another relic that has us laughing. We used to be in school campaigning to get on those computers so that we could surf the internet or play Oregon Trail. The idea that you would need to sit at a desktop computer to get work done has to feel hopelessly outdated in an era where tablets and smartphones are so commonplace, though.
“If you think back to the 1990s you’ll quickly realize that things were completely different. We have made huge strides in technology which has affected our daily lives. In this video we will have a closer look at some things that have become obsolete since 2000!” the video’s description reads.
It’s wild sure, for sure, but it is fun to think about. Check out the video below to see for yourself: