Party Like It’s 1992

By Deane Barker on January 25, 2005

Reliving 1992 (Warning: You’ll Feel Very Old Reading This): We’ve come a long way in 13 years. Further than you think.

The assignment for Mrs. Stanfill’s eighth-grade social-studies class was to pick a year in U.S. history and live for a week as if it were that year, without any of the conveniences available in today’s modern society. I chose 1992, and for extra credit, I persuaded my family to participate in the experiment along with me…

[…] I learned that one of the biggest hardships endured by people back in 1992 was not being able to use cell phones. I had thought that maybe I could just cut back on the number of calls I made, thinking that usage plans were more limited. However, my research (at the library!) unearthed the fact that cell phones really were only humongous car-phone versions, prevalent among early executives in the hip-hop industry…



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