How times have changed… Today’s freshman rule the world with Droids and iPhones, they speak in 140 character limits and they rely on the magic of GPS to show them the way. Their parents, however, lived a completely different life.
Gone are the days of walkmans and landlines. What once was a tan M&M is now a piece of chocolate with a pretzel stuck in the middle. Flash drives are the new floppy disks, and movies? They come in little discs, as opposed to bulky tapes that one enters into a … tape player?!
That’s right, today’s freshman are making history of their own. TIME took a close look at what the class of 2014 will never know and while the answers might make you feel old, it certainly does add a new perspective on how we make our way through the world today.
Kids today will never know tan M&Ms, will likely never use a fold-out map and only know one Germany. They’ll never know:
- Pay phones
- VHS tapes
- Floppy disks (DOS)
- AOL dail-up tone
- Smoking sections in resturants
- Michael Jordan’s Space Jam
- Beavis and Butthead
Whether you’re a child of the 70s, 80s or 90s, we know there’s a certain element of your decade you’ll hold on to forever, despite how archaic it becomes. Share your favorite memento from decades past in the comments, and let the kids know what they’re missing!