1 of 12
Click ‘Next’ to View Gallery
Kids might have problems, but they probably don’t compare to what we dealt with as kids. Compared to this generation’s childhood, kids today have it pretty easy. They can Google anything and get in touch with anyone at any time.
It blows most kids’ mind that there was a time when people didn’t carry phones everywhere. Times change with every generation, but the advent of the Internet and technology has really sped things up. Kids today simply don’t understand the struggle of these problems that we dealt with.
Kids today simply don’t comprehend having to go to an actual store to rent things. That includes movies and video games. Now they can download them in mere seconds.
Looking for a CD
There was a time when people had to haul out their huge case of CDs to find music for a car ride. Nowadays, kids sync their device in the car and can listen to their playlists anywhere, anytime. In fact, who even owns CDs anymore?
Dial Up Internet
Now you can get on the Interent anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. Twenty years ago, we had to dial up and wait through that horrific sound until a connection was made. Wow, have times changed!
Early Morning Cartoons
Kids today use Netflix and similar programs to stream what they want to watch, when they want to watch it. They don’t understand scheduling your life so you don’t miss the latest episode. Kids of the past generation used to get up early on Saturday to catch their favorite cartoons.
Pinball High Score
Video games have come a long way, but it used to be you had to go to an arcade to play. Pinball was a top choice and kids today don’t get trying to beat a friend’s high score. Now pinball is played alone online.
Now you can download something pretty much instantly. However, when the Internet was just getting up and running, it took hours to download one song. You can now download entire albums in under an hour.
No New Messages
Phone inboxes once only held about a week’s worth of stuff. Now you can keep texts for years and download multiple full length movies and still have space leftover. Kids today will never see “no space for new messages” on their phone.
No Ball in the Mouse
When the mouse for a computer first came out, it had a ball to make it move. Too bad that ball fell out sometimes, rendering the mouse useless. Kids today just don’t have that problem.
Looking for the Program
When Microsoft first started, there was no search bar. That meant that if you needed to find a program or file, you had to hunt it down among all the choices on your desktop. It took quite some time to locate things, something kids today don’t have to deal with.
Rewinding Cassette Tapes
There probably isn’t a kid alive today who understands what a cassette tape even is, let alone how to rewind one with a pencil. This was how past generations listened to music. Today’s kids simply pull out their phones.