Times change fast, and people continue to evolve and adapt to every change that is introduced. It seems that the past three decades were very wild in terms of rapid development in the way we live, and we sometimes find it hard to adapt to such changes. It is true that we think something is new and useful, but we soon forget about it. We think that most people forget about what we used to accept as common, but we never use today. This is why the list below exists. It shows things we used 20 years ago and even earlier, but we hardly use today. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. The theaters
This is something that most of you would hardly remember, but we still miss listening to these messages.
2. The downloads
It used to take forever to download something big, and now it only takes minutes, which is nice, of course.
3. The gel
This was a trend back in the day, and everyone was doing it, but we never liked it, to be honest, and we never used to do it.
4. The TV
It was true that some people enjoyed big screens back in the day, but it was as suggested here. Today, we can buy 60 inches in every store.
5. The websites
Many people surely remember these notifications and the GIFs that developers used to put when the site was not ready yet.
6. The maps
Well, this brings back memories, and it seems that it wasn’t that long ago, but it was – 22 years have passed.
7. The mouse
Well, this goes back even earlier than the 2000, and these ball-operated computer mice were odd from today’s perspective.
8. The player
Music players are no longer thing most people use, as we have apps that are much easier to use, and convenient.
9. The smoking
Yes, this was true – most restaurants and diners had no trouble with people smoking inside the premises.
10. The phones
While there are still payphones on some corners, people seldom use them, and we all have phones in our pockets.
11. The Tamagotchi
This brings back a lot of memories, and we think that those born in the years around the 2000 would hardly remember this.
12. The calculators
This is something we have thought of quite often. It seems that we all have calculators in our pockets today.
13. The eyeshadow
It is true that this is a matter of personal preferences, but we did think that it was not something to be proud of back in the day.
14. The phrase
To be honest, a lot of people still use this phrase today, and we have no problem with that, as it never gets old.
15. The term
This is what www stands for in domain names, but we guess that nobody actually uses this term anymore.
16. The phone
House phones still exist, but even the people who never canceled this service barely use them, and they sit around.
17. The game console
Times have changed since the 2000, but we will always remember the revolution that came with the PlayStation 2.
18. The ringtones
This was a huge trend, and we all had these features because they were trendy. They were also cool, to be honest.
19. The pens
Schools were the scene of many cool trends in the 2000, and gel pens were surely one of those trends.
20. The Walkman
We know that most people would remember these players, and they were something that changed the way we listen to music.
21. The radios
This was something common for homes back in the 2000, and nobody has one of these today, probably.
22. The fax machines
Sending a fax was something normal to do, but we believe that it will forever remain as a thing of the past.
23. The phone and gadgets
These gadgets were all something most people used 20 years ago, but almost nobody uses boomboxes today.
24. The maps
Paper maps and encyclopedias are something that we all have access to from our phones today, so we don’t need them.
25. The cards
This was something that we could not live without, and we remember them as one strong and sweet memory.
26. The game
If you ever had a Nokia phone, you have surely spent countless hours playing the greatest game of them all – Snake.
27. The stereo
These things were sometimes exceptionally large, and we used to compete who has the loudest one, too.
28. The agents
There are still travel agents out there who help people occasionally, but most of us have ease of access to booking today.
29. The ringtones
This is what we remember like it was yesterday, and we used to have a lot of fun while doing this.
30. The calendar
Since the year 2000 was a special one, we used to enjoy special calendars such as the one suggested here.
31. The TV
These days, satellite TV is still a thing, and many people use this service, but it is surely not the same as it was 20 years ago.
32. The variety
This person was born after the year 2000, but managed to list a bunch of things that are no longer popular.
33. The phone
This is surely something most of us remember, and it was definitely the best phone you could have 22 years ago.
34. The cameras
This is something that we think most used to have back in the day, and we cannot believe there were no better options then.
35. The phonebook
People used to keep phonebook and address books, but almost nobody needs these things today.
36. The CDs
We used to own one such album, but we guess that even if we find it, we would not be impressed by listening to it.
37. The paper
Printer paper is still a thing, and it will always be, but it was lot more common 20 years ago.
38. The iPod
Here is how one person admitted to having an easier service to use, but they still missed their old iPod.
39. The locations
Both of these locations are something we have used a lot, but we don’t really need them today anymore.
40. The phone cards
This is surely something that we don’t miss, and we guess that almost nobody needs it today, too.
41. The stuff
We guess that IE is almost never used today, given the fact there are other browsers. Gameboy consoles are still a thing, though.
42. The InfoSpace
Now, this is something that we are kind of glad is no longer a thing, and we believe that most people think like us.
43. The computers
This is something we despised about PCs back in the day. All of them looked dull in those beige cases.
44. The tapes
This person listed quite a few things that were common in the year 2000, but VHS tapes are the one we misss.
45. The GPS
GPS navigation was possible then, but it required a separate device, and it was always a must to have it.
46. The lighter
It has been quite a while since we haven’t seen a lighter in a car. Most cars now have 12V power outlets instead.
47. The cereal
This is something that we miss a lot, as there were the prizes we could not wait to get our hands on.
48. The cables
We remember these cables, and we always loved hooking our game consoles to the TV set. It was a fun time.
49. The ringtones
Here is yet another person who was able to recall these ringtones we used to download or program note by note.
50. The covers
These steering wheel covers mentioned here are not entirely extinct. They are still popular in some parts of the world.
51. The equipment
This person mentioned something that we remember the fuzz about. The Y2K was a real craze back then.
52. The adapter
Both of these devices still exist, but they are rarely used these days, because we have newer technology.
53. The camera
There were very common things back then, but these cameras were extremely popular, and we remember them well.
54. The PDAs
PDAs were extremely popular and very handy, too, but having smartphones today does the same work.
55. The CDs
With virtual disks and massive USB flash drives and SDDs, we think that using a CD for storage is not something many people do today.