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Listed below are 20 features of 2002 that will no longer be available in 2022.

Here are 20 of the most evocative and wistful comments from the thread, guaranteed to make you long for the good old days of the past two decades…

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So much has changed in the last few decades. As a nation, we shifted our sights from the moon to Mars. We went from fantasising about flying automobiles to actually building one. Another difference is that the temperature wasn’t as high as it is now.

The OP of an Ask Reddit thread wondered, “What was normal in 2002 but not 2022?” A large number of people flooded the thread to express their opinions. Here are 20 of the most heartfelt and wistful replies from the thread, guaranteed to make you long for the good old days of the past two decades.

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Using payphones.

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Ringback tones

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When a comedian makes a controversial joke and doesn’t get fired immediately

#4

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Using a phone book.

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flip phones

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Regarding George W. Bush as the worst head of state in American history.

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Turning a tape recorder’s knob with a pen

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Criss Angel.

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MTV, VH-1

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Diskettes that don’t fit in a computer. My school offers a programme in which I participate, and while there I came across a computer from the year 2000 that still used floppy discs.

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Bringing your digital camera back to your house so you can upload the pictures you took throughout the day to your computer and send them as an email attachment or post them on a social networking site like Friendster.

#12

I was able to get by on just one paycheck.

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Living being affordable

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Home phones

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Dial up internet access.

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Men’s shaved heads and women’s streaky highlights.

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Video tapes with the VHS format. In 2002, I was a young child of six. I watched almost exclusively on VHS up until that point, despite the fact that I knew their days were numbered.

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Leaving the house without your phone or other means of remote communication. Imagine being stuck on a back road with no way to contact anyone for help.

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Cigarettes being smoked by everyone. Vehicles equipped with ashtrays; restaurants with designated smoking areas.

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CDs are burned, and the track names and numbers are written on the front of the CDs.

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