10 things we DO NOT miss from the 90s

Publish Date
Monday, 21 August 2017, 2:30PM

We love the 90s - it brought us Friends, Nintendo Game Boys, the original iMac, and N’Sync!

But, let’s be honest, there are some things that are better left in the past …

Here are five things we definitely DO NOT miss from the 90s

1. Internet dial-up tone

Seriously, does anyone miss having to listen to this every time you wanted to connect to the World-Wide-Web? The correct answer is no.

2. Oversized pants 

What was it with insanely large pants in the 90s? From MC Hammer pants to grungy baggy jeans that NEVER stayed up, we’re glad they’re no longer a common occurrence.

3. Encyclopedia Encarta

Before Wikipedia and Google you had to find the answers to all of life's questions from a series of books that took up ALL the space on your book shelf … and let’s face it, the digital version Encarta only got you so far.

4. Discmans

Yes, it was nice being able to play your CDs on the go, in theory … Most of the time this bulky music player would skip, or slip out of your hand, leaving you with scratched up, or broken albums. And let’s not even get started on the pitiful battery life …rosted tips

5. Frosted tips

Now supposedly this questionable hairstyle is coming back into fashion … but we’re pretty sure we aren't the only ones who feel that this particular trend should STAY in the 90s.

6. Physical road maps

Thank goodness for GPS! No longer do we have to get lost trying to find where we are on a map, let alone having to decipher the way to our friend's house.


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7. VHS

So much rewinding, so much frustration!

8. Recording from the radio

It was not uncommon to spend entire evenings trying to record your favourite songs onto cassette tape from the airwaves ... And to get it without the DJ talking over the last few notes. Now we can simply download songs with the click of a button, or stream them online. 


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9. Floppy discs

Can you imagine if these were still around? God bless the USB stick.

10. The Macarena

We all know the song, we all know the dance moves. We’re glad this infectious dance track has bit the dust.