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15 (Now Silly) Things That Caused You To Panic In The 2000s


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15 (Now Silly) Things That Caused You To Panic In The 2000s

Rewind·Updated 3 minutes ago. Posted 3 hours ago*Drops iPod and immediately breaks out into a cold sweat* 1. When Windows would suddenly turn off for no reason and your first fear was that you had lost all your MP3s and uploaded photos that you hadn’t backed up: Windows 2. When you were writing something on…

Updated 3 minutes ago. Posted 3 hours ago

*Drops iPod and immediately breaks out into a cold sweat*

1.

When Windows would suddenly turn off for no reason and your first fear was that you had lost all your MP3s and uploaded photos that you hadn’t backed up:


Windows

2.

When you were writing something on Word, hadn’t saved it, and it would suddenly crash:

3.

When you would gingerly pick up your iPod after dropping it and pray that it still worked:


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4.

When you would have a moment of panic whenever you had to reset a frozen iPod because it was stuck on “OK to disconnect,” and you feared it basically was a goner:

5.

When you’d be out somewhere taking photos with your digital camera and realize that you forgot to put the memory card in it:

6.

Or when you’d develop what you thought were GREAT photos, only to get back a bunch of blurry photos that ONLY looked good on your small-ass camera screen:


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7.

When you’d put your favorite movie into the VCR and just hear the crunching sound of the VHS tape being destroyed 🙃:


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8.

When you’d go to print a report for school only to realize you were out of ink or that it would start fading as you printed it out:


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9.

When you carefully curated a queue of MP3s you wanted from LimeWire before going to bed, only to realize the next morning that it went offline before you got any of the songs you wanted:

10.

When you’d forget to set the printer to black and white when printing out MapQuest directions that were several pages long — wasting that pricey color ink:


MapQuest

11.

When you’d pass a note in class and the teacher would see you (honestly, the biggest fear is that they would read it out loud):


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12.

When you’d call your friend’s house (at the exact time they told you to call) and their parents would answer and you’d have to unexpectedly make small talk:


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13.

When you’d be setting up HTML code on your Myspace page and Internet Explorer would just freeze and crash:

14.

When you would realize that the video you rented was going to be past due the next day, so you’d rush to Blockbuster and hope that you could get it into the drop box before they collected them for the night:


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15.

And finally, when you would hit the “internet button” on your flip phone and freak out ’cause you knew even a minute using it would be $$$:

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