Where Are They Now?

Most technology from the ‘90s has been forgotten or upgraded since its conception. Many objects may still be in a garage or basement collecting dust, or maybe even at your local thrift store. Here are just a few of the things from the ‘90s that we no longer use. 

RCA Adaptors 

RCA Adaptors were the 90s version of today’s HDMI cables. The red, yellow and white cables were used to provide audio and video for DVD players, VCRs,gaming systems and much more.

Floppy Disks

Floppy disks were the devices that stored many of our favorite memories from the 90s. The storage capacity was a very low 1.44MB. Today, floppy disks have been replaced with storage devices like flash drives, memory cards and most importantly, the cloud.

CD and cassette players

Before Apple Music and Spotify, people actually went to the store to buy their music. CD and cassette players have since been replaced by cell phones and other smart devices, but you can still find these now-obscure objects at Urban Outfitters and local thrift stores. 

Blockbuster

Blockbuster was a popular movie renting store in the 90s. Before Netflix and chill was a thing, people would drive all the way to a Blockbuster to browse around the shelves for a movie. People only had about a week before they would have to return the movie or game of their choosing before they would be slapped with late fees. Bend, Oregon is home to the last remaining Blockbuster in the United States.T

Moon Shoes

These shoes made you feel like you could touch the sky with their trampoline springs. What used to be one of the more popular toys in the country is now nothing more than a thing of the past. Plus, do kids even go outside and play anymore?

Etch-A-Sketch

The mechanical drawing toy with the two white knobs. One knob let you draw horizontal lines and the other let you draw vertical lines. To get a curved line, you would have to twist both at the same time. Although kids aren’t occupying their time with these anymore, you can still find them in the toy section of your local Walmart or Target. 

Many of these things have been either left neglected, replaced by upgrades, or have since been discontinued. Although they may seem hopelessly lost in an abyss, most of these things can still be found in garages all across America, gathering dust one year at a time. 

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Bryce Warner, from Goose Creek, South Carolina. Is a Sophomore majoring in Communication. Bryce can spin a basketball on his finger, makes skillet waffles and didn’t miss a day of school from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.


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