Ah, the days when smaller meant better. Phones were becoming the size of our thumbs and the iPod was this magical compact music player that could fit right into your pocket. This nifty thing replaced clumsy CD cases and even CD racks! Remember those?
Scheduled TV Shows
Remember waiting for an entire week for a new episode of your favorite TV show? And then discussing it as a group? These days, with day-long binges, it seems that style of TV is long forgotten. And before you’ve discussed it, you’re already a season into the next show.
There was nothing like the joy of burning your own CD for your crush or best friend. You would then have to think of the perfect mix name and write it on the CD in thick permanent marker. There was no going back. It wasn’t easy work, but that’s what made it so fun! The truly dedicated would even design a cover sleeve.
Your AIM profile
Today all our information, pictures, interests, and literally every “like” is strewn on our walls for the world to see, the 2000s profiles were a little more limited. Those were the days of quoting song lyrics or a meaningful poem. They had to be snapshots of your personality. These few words meant everything, who you were, and your status in the social hierarchy of high school. Yikes!
Just the ads and the DVD menus themselves are nostalgic. And remember those piracy warnings? Finding your place in a movie also meant sifting through chapters. Box sets of your favorites were also a great thing to have. Yet another tangible thing gone forever.