Basically, the world changed during the 2000s. Some issues from that era are incomprehensible to those who were born after the middle of the 2000s because technology was steadily taking over. You’ve come to the right place if you’re missing your adolescence because we’re going to list the top 20 issues that only people who were born in the mid-2000s can identify with.
While apps like Spotify and Apple Music have made music listening incredibly easy in recent years, this wasn’t the case in the mid-2000s. Nothing was more annoying than turning on your iPod and discovering a low battery warning.
We must bring up CD burning since we are discussing music. People have always burned CDs to create mixtapes for road trips only to discover that their car’s music player does not support them. This is the most annoying thing there is.
Free Cell Minutes
After 9 o’clock, everyone started using their phones to make phone calls because network carriers provided free cell minutes. Additionally, texting was not very common at the time.
In the mid-2000s, phones experienced a character limit similar to that of Twitter. Not only that, but emojis weren’t yet created and phones didn’t use the QWERTY keyboard, making texting much more challenging.
Back then, there was no such thing as a GPS-tracked smartphone or Google Maps, so the only way to avoid getting lost in big cities was to use a computer to search for the directions and print them out.
Track CDs could only hold about 20–30 songs, so the owner of a CD bag like the man in this image was one of the world’s coolest people. Everyone wished to accompany them.
Yes, mobile games like Candy Crush and Fortnite are great, but they will never provide players with the same sense of fulfillment as when they beat the Snake game and earned the nickname “The Snakemaster” among their friends.
Flared and Distressed Jeans
In the middle of the 2000s, jeans were the most widely worn style of pants. But the flared and distressed jeans were the ones that everyone wore every day. Isn’t it ironic that this fashion trend has returned in 2019?
Back then, it was difficult to take a selfie because most people only had access to the web camera on their computers. Finding the ideal angle was never easy.
The worst scenario, as everyone who grew up in the mid-2000s is aware of, was when their mother would pick up the phone and never hang up. The call would break the dial-up internet connection, which is a bad thing.
Recall the Baby-G timepieces? Although they were stylish, teachers detested the hourly beeping of these watches, so kids always got into trouble at school.
Sluggish Downloading Speed
These days, children download games larger than 100GBs to their PCs and gaming consoles. But for those who grew up in the middle of the 2000s, downloading even a single song took days.
Do you recall Blockbuster? When someone wanted to rent a movie, they should come here. Although Netflix and HBO Go have eliminated Blockbuster, other video streaming services still exist.
Every time the parents went on a trip, they bought a Kodak camera. The issue here is that all of the pictures would be blurry when you got home.
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Since the mid-2000s, computers have advanced significantly. Nobody will, however, ever forget the times when Flash games or other apps would stop working and there was nothing else to do but drag the error around the screen.
When people first started using CDs, one of the first things they discovered was how delicate they really are. The CDs had to be used with extreme caution at all times to prevent damage that would render them useless.
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The Red Ring
The “red ring of death” refers to what you can see in the image above. You could essentially say goodbye to the Xbox when the power ring began to show this color because there was nothing that could be done to make it work again.
Do you still remember how thrilled you were when your parents gave you a scooter? Then you must also recall how painful it was when you attempted to jump and clipped your ankles with the scooter.
Is there anything that will ever be as satisfying as flipping the phone to end a call? It was amazing to hear the phone clacking.
The worst incident that occurred in the middle of the 2000s is where we want to end our list. What we’re referring to is being forced to share a single family computer with your parents and siblings.