10+ Things Kids Under 14 Would Never Believe We Had to Do

There’s no denying that the world of technology has changed everyone’s lives very quickly. Those of us who were on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution (I was born in 1979, and from birth through college was never truly influenced by the internet) are the only generation of folks to experience both a life without modern online technology and a life that’s completely run by it.

Which means, basically, that we had unique struggles through the transition that kids today will never know. Honestly, if I don’t write this post, they may never understand how we toiled our way through fledgling technology. And wouldn’t that just be tragic?

18. Because this was sooooo much less dangerous than using your phone.


17. Pretty sure this is what’s known as the good old days.

16. I think the sound of dialup will always haunt my nightmares.

I guess kids and parents will have to find something else to fight about now.

15. Texting required serious thumb strength.

I mean, you had to press seven buttons to say ‘hey.’

14. Okay but seriously this was the worst.

So. Painful.

13. I bet kids today wouldn’t even know what to do with this thing.

We were so buff.

12. I still do this.

Because habits.

11. It was almost like you could be present in your life outside of the house.


10. Might as well have been the stone age.

At least we didn’t have to get up to change the channel. Props to the Boomers.