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Reddit Asks the Question: 'Millennials, What Skill Did You Acquire In the '90s That You No Longer Use?'

By Petr Navovy | reddit | April 4, 2023 |

By Petr Navovy | reddit | April 4, 2023 |


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Warning: Here be sweeping generalisations aplenty!

A point I keep seeing more and more on social media is that Millennials grew up in an interesting era when it came to technology—specifically that late ’90s/early ’00s period. Whereas during that time Boomers struggled to adopt rapidly evolving tech, and these days Gen Z—though fluent with technology—are used to engaging with its slick, developed interfaces, but aren’t that well-versed in tinkering with things under the hood, so to speak. Millennials grew up at a time when computers and similar technology were more readily customisable, their control panels more accessible. It was both easier and more necessary to learn how to dig around in your machine’s settings and advanced settings and file directories. Nowadays, most consumer technology comes packaged with that ‘It just works!’ philosophy, which obviously is massively in the interests of the companies that produce it because it also translates to, ‘Don’t even try fixing it when it breaks. Just buy a new one!’

That tinkering skill seems to be dying out, and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw an AskReddit thread the other day that asked the question: ‘Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the ’90s that you no longer use?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:

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by u/thatwasawkward84 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/ImInJeopardy from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Sandman1031 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/monstertots509 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/daisy-chain-of-doom from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/spockgiirl from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/SweetCosmicPope from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/OneGoodRib from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Damn_it_billy from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Leucippus1 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/BioluminescentKitten from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Carl__Gordon_Jenkins from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/TeeTownRaggie from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/NeonRunaway from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Shiftyeyesright from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/therealtimothybarnes from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/spectralSpirograph from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Massadonious from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/__JAMS__ from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/this_barb from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/jackatman from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/FastWalkingShortGuy from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/mydogfinishedmyhw from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/OdysseyTag from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/thumble1988 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Bonhomme7h from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Cal-DW from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/dagross2307 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/froot_loop_dingus from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Hghwytohell from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Zestyclose-Cod6222 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/Able_Horror_ from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/can_we_just from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/worldofcrap80 from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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by u/costhedog from discussion Millennials, what skill did you acquire in the 90s that you no longer use?
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