The 2000s was basically the time when the world changed. Technology was slowly but surely taking over and there are some problems from that time that people who were born after the mid-2000s would never understand. If you are feeling nostalgic for your teenage years, then you have arrived at the right place because today we are going to present the top 20 problems that only people who grew up in the mid-2000s can relate to.
20. iPod Problems
While listening to music might be really simple nowadays thanks to apps such as Spotify and Apple Music, this wasn’t the case back in the mid-2000s. There was nothing worse than turning on your iPod and seeing the low battery sign.
19. Burning CDs
Since we are talking about music, we have to mention burning CDs. People always made mixtapes for road trips by burning CDs only to find out that their car’s music player doesn’t support them. It doesn’t get more annoying than this.
18. Free Cell Minutes
Everyone started talking on their phones after 9 pm and the reason behind this is that network carriers offered free cell minutes after 9 pm. In addition, texting was not that popular back then.
17. Texting Limits
Just like Twitter has a character limit, the same thing happened to phones back in the mid-2000s. Not just that, but texting was much more difficult because phones didn’t use QWERTY and emojis had yet to be invented.
16. Printing Out Directions
There was no so such thing as GPS tracked smartphones and Google Maps back then and therefore, the only solution that people had in order to avoid getting lost in big cities was to search the directions on their computers and to print them out.
15. Thousands of Songs
Track CDs could only have somewhere around 20-30 songs and this is why the person who owned a CD bag like the man in this picture were the coolest people in the world. Everyone wanted to ride with them.
14. Phone Games
Yes, mobile games such as Candy Crush and Fortnite might be awesome, but they will never give players the same rewarding feeling that they received when they got a high score on Snake and became known as “The Snakemaster” in their friend group.
13. Flared and Distressed Jeans
Jeans were the most popular type of pants back in the mid-2000s. However, the ones that everyone wore every single day were the flared and distressed jeans. Isn’t it funny how this trend reappeared in 2019?
12. Webcam Selfies
Taking selfies was not that easy back in the day, especially since the only camera that people usually owned was their computer’s web camera. Finding the right angle was always tricky.
11. Dial-Up Internet
Everyone who grew up back in the mid-2000s knows that the worst thing that could happen was when their mom would pick up the phone and never stop talking. The bad thing about this is that the phone call would ruin the dial-up internet connection.
Remember the Baby-G watches? As cool as they were, kids always got in trouble at school because these watches beeped every hour and teachers hated it!
9. Slow Download Speed
Kids nowadays download games on their PCs and consoles that are bigger than 100GBs. However, people who grew up in the mid-2000s had to wait days on end for a single song to be downloaded.
Remember Blockbuster? This was the best place to visit whenever someone wanted to rent a movie. Although, video streaming apps such as Netflix and HBO Go have made Blockbuster go extinct.
7. Kodak Camera
Everyone’s parents purchased a Kodak camera whenever they went on a vacation. The problem here is that when you got back home, you would see that all the pictures are blurry.
6. Computer Errors
Computers have come a long way since the mid-2000s. However, no one will ever forget when apps such as a Flash game would stop working and there was nothing else to do other than to drag the error around the screen.
5. Scratched CDs
One of the first things that people learned when they started using CDs is that they are really fragile. You always needed to be extra careful when using them because otherwise, the CDs would get all scratched up and become useless.
4. The Red Ring
What you are seeing in the picture above is commonly known as “The red ring of death”. When the Xbox’s power ring started displaying this color, then you could practically say goodbye to the Xbox since nothing would make it work again.
3. Hurt Ankles
Remember how exciting it was when your parents bought you a scooter? Then you surely also remember how bad it hurt when you clipped your ankles with the scooter while trying to jump.
2. Flip Phones
Will there ever be something as satisfying as ending a phone call by flipping the phone? That clacking sound that the phone made was amazing.
1. Family Computer
We want to end our list with the worst thing that happened in the mid-2000s. The thing that we are talking about is having a single family computer and being forced to share it with your parents and siblings.