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Nostaligic People Reveal What They Miss About The '00s

From technology, to books, to the internet, to TV, the early years of the 2000s was something to remember. Things have changed at a rapid rate, but it's time to pay homage to the staples of the Decade! Get ready to relive the last 18 years of your life!

u/DinoDay asks:

What do you miss about the 00's?

A Nintendo gem

Nintendo Gamecube - I know it was the third place console, but it had so many games that I played constantly. I still think Rogue Leader is the best Star Wars game ever made - and that was sixteen years ago!

The nostalgia!

The old-fashioned PC, Windows XP and the pre-Facebook Internet.

I get such nostalgia pangs when I remember sitting on my Dad's old PC, playing computer games and watching old, non-professional videos.

Shout out to the old Cartoon Network!

Cartoon Network.

It used to be awesome back then.

"Sorry, that was my brother"

MSN Messenger

The secret wizarding world

Harry Potter being in its heyday and theorizing about what would happen in the next books.

Flash games!

The flash games. Oh boy. I loved finding a games site at school that wasn't blocked, then you would pass it around like it was high end contraband.

Oh yes!

Borders bookstores.

It was basically Facebook training

Myspace. The site was flawed, but it was so much fun. The crazy layouts, the "top 8" friends, the surveys, the music.

The pure joy of simple gaming

Buying a game at the store, reading the manual on the car ride home, then popping the disc in the console and immediately playing it, the entire game and what it had to offer, nothing more.

Better communication

I miss the flip phone era from like 2006-2010, for me at least.

I was just better at communication back then. I was on 7th grade to mid high school back then and if I wanted to talk to a girl I'd call her. Texting wasnt unlimited for a lot of people.

Bring these suckers back!

Mango Altoid Sours.

Speaking of Decades...

The old Vh1 with all of the stupid reality shows and the "I Love the XX's" decade shows.

The most exciting part of the day...

Checking my translucent blue VTECH answering machine when I got home from work.

Maybe we need to downgrade

Just enough features on phones where we can make plans and figure out where we're going. But not SO much functionality that we stare at our phones when we hang out with people.

The realness of it all

Overall I just miss the overall aesthetic of the 00's. Everything was all gritty because it was barely a new millenia and nobody knew how the future would look like. Companies back then had over complicated logos to help them stand out from the rest of the crowd. Everything felt more real than the over-simplicity of today, and I truly miss that.

CD players giving us life

I graduated high school in 2001. I'll always remember my yellow Sony Discman connected to the tape deck in my '94 Saturn SL2. It was a stick shift too! The anti-skip didn't work great, but I loved my collection of CDs I had going in the visor.

Movies were much more compelling

Movies hype: Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The Matrix Trilogy, Spiderman Trilogy

Sloppy times

I miss the messy culture of the 2000s. People wore ugly accessories, too many layers, messy makeup. Now, everything has to be so perfect, so "instagrammable".

LOST is undeniable

I just started a LOST rewatch... I miss all the theorizing and meeting up with certain people at school to compare notes. The Gary Troup thing... all of it was so fun. Closest now-a-days is probably Westworld...

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