Growing up in the mid-2000s was both an odd and dynamic time. It was the new millennium and we had access to more technology than ever before. Unfortunately, much of that was still in its infant phase. That meant technology had a lot of glitches and unique requirements. But we didn’t mind — we loved using it so much, we did it anyway.
And yes, that consisted of painfully slow downloads that sometimes, took days to complete. It meant limited battery space on pretty much any device. And it equated to giving your entire computer a deadly virus because you just had to download a song off Limewire.
Of course, the mid-2000s weren’t ALL about tech. There were also some truly horrendous fashion choices. Remember gauchos, Crocs, Livestrong bracelets, and bubble shirts? Those crimes against fashion were totally cringeworthy, but admit it: you thought they were super cool.
Fifteen years later, the world has completely changed. But if you were a teen in the mid-2000s, you’ll never forget these problems you faced on a daily basis. We should all get badges that say, “I survived the years 2003-2006.” Kids today will never understand.