“This Old Dinosaur Is A Pain In The Ass” — Today’s Teenagers React To Windows 95 Computer


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Short Bytes: If you were born in the late 90s, here’s something you might find relatable. In the latest episode of “Teens React to Technology” video series, The Fine Brothers show how teenagers react when they are asked to operate an old desktop computer running Windows 95.

Back in 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95 and redefined computing. It took personal computing to every household with its sweet sounds of a modem connecting to the internet. Those who still remember using Windows 95 might recall how long those computers took to boot up and respond.

This legendary operating system celebrated its 20th legendary anniversary last year. To make you feel pretty old, The Fine Brothers have brought their latest iteration of the “Teens React to Technology” video series. In this video, we see today’s teenagers trying to figure out how to use a computer running Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system.

Today’s teenagers find a familiar friend in gadgets running iOS, Windows 10, and Android. As a result, their reaction to this video is very amusing. Some of them are appalled by the sheer size of the computer monitor and call it bigger than the computer itself. Some of them also face trouble figuring out how to turn on the monitor and computer.

Teenagers found it hard to understand how to get to the internet without Wi-Fi and the basics of a modem. “It’s scary to think that Wi-Fi is like so vital to us now,” a teen says in the video. “If you go somewhere and they don’t have Wi-Fi, that’s the worst thing that can ever happen to you.”

We may easily laugh at the teens for not knowing how to use Windows 95, but it’s not their fault. One of them even appreciates the vintage piece of technology in front of them. “Those who know technology should know something beyond the current, they need to know part of the past,” says Ethan.

Watch the video below and share your views in the comments.

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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