Time flies. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, everyone feels like time is passing fast–especially if you’re busy. The faster time goes by, the more of it goes by, and the more stuff there is to look back and project romantic fantasies onto. It’s always the little things, isn’t it? For example, I am overwhelmed with feelings of comfort when I think back on the day I got my first iPhone. It seems like only yesterday…
Do you remember when no one hung out at Starbucks because they charged for wifi? I don’t remember ever hanging out at Starbucks or even particularly liking their coffee before 2010 when they started offering free wifi. Now it’s a default work area for freelancers (in case they can’t find a more independent coffee house with internet access).
Do you remember when not being able to copy/paste was the biggest drawback of the iPhone? I remember complaining about it constantly; it seemed like such an obvious feature to include! I’m pretty sure that someone even wrote the code and offered to give it to Apple for free if the would just install the damn thing. It wasn’t until 2009 that the frustration of not being able to copy and paste ended.
Do you remember when John Mayer was on Twitter and was so in touch with the Twitterverse that he would sometimes respond to you? Then all of a sudden Jen Aniston called @johncmayer a social media addict, your 50 friends turned into 1,500 followers, and the whole thing went berserk. Oh how I long to travel back to 2008 when Twitter was still a Wonderland…
Do you remember when credit cards only had 16 numbers and an expiration date? Then all of a sudden a few more numbers started showing up on the back. Just enough time had passed for them to start rubbing off before websites began referring to those numbers as a “security code” and demanding that you provide that information, too. I know asking for a security code became standard practice in 2005, but I still don’t understand how it makes credit cards more secure.
Do you remember that sticky situation of needing to drive through for lunch but not having any cash on you? Being in debt to friends for value meals and coming back from lunch late because you had to go stand in line at the ATM? Let’s face it–the world of fast food was meant to be a credit card operation. If I want a Dorito-shell Taco, I don’t want to touch a bunch of sweaty dollar bills to get one! Thank dios T-Bell started accepting creddie in 2004.
Last but not least…do you remember being away from home for days and never having to charge your phone? You could just text and text and talk and talk and text and talk and possibly check your horoscope without ever even considering your phone’s battery life. Then 2003 came. Enter the Blackberry. Enter the constant fear of not being able to charge your phone.
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