This makes me a 90’s kid. I was born in 97.
I hate seeing little kids with cellphones, ipods, ipads, laptops,etc. It’s stupid for the parents to buy them for their kids, buy them toys and coloring books. Not expensive fucking electronics. Fuck, I saw some parent buying her four year old son a 3DS and he promply dropped it and threw a tentrom because it was the wrong color. So she bought ANOTHER for him. What the fuck.
except…I used my entire 8th year of my life scheming to get a Tamagotchi. certainly if I’d had the opportunity to obtain a different small, glittery, technological device at that age I would have pursued it as passionately as Ralphie from A Christmas Story went after his gun.
now, the temper tantrum bit is totally unacceptable, and I wouldn’t have done that, but that’s because my mom knew how to discipline.
Pretty sure I was rockin’ our Packard-Bell and playing Drakkhen at 8.
SNES, did kids in the 90’s not obsess over these? I seem to remember them selling out all over the place.
I grew up dirt poor in northern Appalachia. As a child I spent the bulk of my time outdoors. As a teen I still spent most of my time outdoors.
Technology was not really a presence to me. Yes I admit to loving the Super Nintendo, BUT I played it very, very, very little until I was thirteen. And even then I was only allowed to play it two hours a day after doing my chores.
I didn’t get control of it until I was 16. THEN technology became a real thing to me. I hunted down a Sega Genesis and a Playstation in 2004.
Basically internet and video games had very little to do with my life until the middle two thousands. I didn’t have a cell phone until 2006.
I get the point of this though. It means in the nineties we weren’t dependent on cell phones, internet, tablet PCs, iPods, televisions in our cars, so forth. Only rich kids were able to be like that.
I couldn’t live without my Sonic Adventure and Power Stone on my Dreamcast at 8!