Gather round kids, gather round. Once upon a time, there was no internet. No Instagram. No TikTok. No Spotify. If we wanted music, we had to turn on the TV and tune into MTV. Or listen to the radio and hope our favourite songs came on. If we wanted music at our fingertips, we’d have to buy cassette tapes or CDs.
It was only 30 years ago but the world of everyday tech has changed immeasurably. The size of the gadgets we put in our pocket have shrunk and it seems crazy to think that text messages used to cost a fortune.
Here we’ve put together a visual list of 90s tech relics that live on in the hearts of every Singaporean born in the late 1970s to the 1980s.
Short for Video Home System.
Fun fact: The 3 1/2 inch floppy disk released in 1997 can only hold up to 240 megabytes.
Did you know that there is a niche market for arcade machine restoration?
Were you around in the 1990s? What are some of your fondest memories from the 90s?