1990s
Jason Donovan is Doing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Again

We closed our eyes, drew back the curtain, and there was Jason Donovan. Read More >>

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This 1996 TV Advert Predicted What Sports Would Look Like in 2020

What did people of the past think sports would look like in the 21st century? They imagined humans powerlifting an entire tonne, hurdles that pop up taller as you move along the track, and swimming relay races with “dolphin style” moves against wave machines. At least that was the idea in this 1996 TV ad for the Gatorade knock-off All Sport. Read More >>

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YouTube Allows Disney Nerds to Relive Extinct Theme Park Attractions

The Disney nerd community recognised a sad anniversary yesterday. It’s been 20 years since the ride Horizons closed at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World. But there was one bright spot. People were able to share home videos of the beloved “extinct attraction” on YouTube. Read More >>

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Time Capsule Opened to Reveal Ancient, Mysterious Treasures of 1993

Students at Shenandoah University in the US state of Virginia recently opened a time capsule from the ancient, mysterious world of 1993. What did they find inside? Bizarre contraptions like a so-called “cassette tape.” Read More >>

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What’s The Earliest Trace Of Yourself You Can Still Find Online?

The internet is so deeply woven into our everyday lives, we hardly think about it anymore. We've all been posting, commenting, liking, and sharing for at least a decade. In the process, we've all left a long digital trail. What's the oldest remnant of your online life that you can still find? Read More >>

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Microsoft Ironically Remembers the 1990s in New Internet Explorer Advert

Microsoft's latest Internet Explorer advert offers us a baffling retrospective of the 1990s, pretending it was a time when IE ruled the world alongside 56k modems, Tamagotchis and floppy discs. Read More >>

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1996: The Internet, According to Playboy

In the 1990s, the Internet was everything new. It was going to revolutionise the world around us, and you couldn't step outside without someone babbling on about this new-fangled "electronic mail". Arguably, the internet did change our lives, but certainly not in the way Playboy envisioned. Read More >>

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Are You a True Cyberpunk? Consult This 90s Guide to Find Out

The 90s! The dawn of a hybrid of pop/counter-cultural archetype: the Cyberpunk. Many strived to include themselves in the ranks of these rebels. If only they'd had this graphical rubric guiding them. Read More >>

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If You Think Stock Images Are Bad Nowadays, Look at the Ones From the ’90s

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If YouTube Were Invented in the ’90s, It Would Have Worked Like This

What if the YouTube we know and love had been invented in the 1990s? The video is the latest in a series of similarly themed visions of retro-trech showcasing Twitter, Facebook, and Google among others. Read More >>