#TBT: Windows 95

By Krystyne Jones 

It seems like every parent has one, the stories that sound like nails on a chalkboard about how difficult times were when they were growing up. The infamous “back in my day” stories are enough to put any child to sleep. I always told myself that I would never have to worry about telling those types of stories to my children because my childhood was pretty simple.

Well, looks like I was wrong.

If you are a ’90s kid we have plenty of stories to tell. One of them being the long agonizing nights we suffered through due to the lack of a decent internet connection. We always had to make sure someone wasn’t on the phone so we could use the internet. But no adult in their right mind would end their conversation so a six-year-old could play silly video games.

Therefore, we had to get creative.


I don’t know about the rest of you, but on a Windows 95 computer, paint, solitaire, minesweeper, and pinball were my go to games. Paint wasn’t even a real game, but the colors kept me busy for hours.

I hope the children of this generation appreciate all these gizmos and gadgets such as the ipod, iphone, and ipad. Back in my day, we actually had to be at home to have internet access, and use a mouse to navigate on the screen, not our finger. I tell ya. Kids have it so good these days.

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