1998 doesn’t seem like it was that long ago until you realize it was 20 years ago and those who were born in that year are just one year away from legal drinking age… That’s one way to make you feel old!
People of all ages crowded Eric Bailey’s (@EricVBailey) question about the year of 1998. Some responses were more on-the-nose, reminding us of how much we’ve grown in technology. Others reminisced on their youth in a hilarious manner.
A dialup modem, hundreds of CDs, and the energy to go out at the same hour I now go to bed. https://t.co/5gErVc34qo
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 17, 2018
This question wasn’t just for the folks actually living through the weirdest decade, either! Everyone could rejoice about 1998…
the sweet bliss of not existing https://t.co/8dlTkNrwyK
— mr gorbachev, hit these back walls (@DxGGEAUX) November 17, 2018
A rotary dial phone on the wall
A tape deck in my car
A tape drive for backups
— Thomas Reed (@thomasareed) November 17, 2018
What a trip down a not-so-glamorous memory lane! As for Eric’s answer… His may be the best.
i guess my answer is dial-up , my virginity , and the ability to digest dairy properly
— Eric Bailey (@EricVBailey) November 16, 2018
1998 was also the year where Jennifer Anniston, Gillian Anderson, and Pam Anderson were at their peaks. Bill Clinton was facing off the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and hamsterdance.com was created. What a year!