Why was early 2000’s technology so cringe?

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    • #128006
      Anonymous
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      Why was early 2000’s technology so cringe?
      Was it because it was the “awkward teenager” phase for technology where improvements were beginning to accelerate but were quite there yet for what we would consider “modern”?

    • #128007
      Anonymous
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      Imagine feeling emotions towards consumer electronics
      the garden gnome really has got in your head

    • #128008
      Anonymous
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      These use a stereo audio track as a video container. One channel is mono audio and the other is video

      • #128009
        Anonymous
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        sounds like camcoder

      • #128058
        Anonymous
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        damn that’s mad
        even the colour ones?

    • #128010
      Anonymous
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      >Why was early 2000’s technology so cringe?
      Mid to late 90s was the beginning of more consumer tech being manufactured in mainland China and Korea as opposed to Japan and Taiwan. It was a lot cheesier and we could detect the low quality right away when compared to Japan and Taiwan. Korea has actually improved a lot and wasn’t so bad back then. I had a Goldstar color TV and a Samsung VCR as a kid. Both were considered cheap brands in the 1990s. Goldstar aka Lucky Goldstar aka LG.

      • #128011
        Anonymous
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        goldstar is 3do console

        • #128013
          Anonymous
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          yeah. The 3DO is a relic of LG’s past. They made a lot of them and they were the cheapest model. The console was a flop. But you know they learned something from making it.

        • #128028
          Anonymous
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          GoldStar was the ghetto 3DO console, the more expensive ones were made by Panasonic

      • #128012
        Anonymous
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        >Goldstar aka Lucky Goldstar aka LG.
        Huh…never knew that. I never once in my entire life considered that LG stands for something

      • #128014
        Anonymous
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        >Goldstar aka Lucky Goldstar aka LG
        Mind = blown

        And yeah, Samsung was a mid-tier or even cheap brand in the 90s (it was considered okay but had zero prestige), Apple was considered weird, and Sony was the gold standard for audio, video and gaming. How times changed…

      • #128020
        Anonymous
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        >I had a Goldstar color TV and a Samsung VCR as a kid.
        Same. Here is my new collection
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4iw8Ppo1o

        • #128023
          Anonymous
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          >Same. Here is my new collection
          >Video is 10 years old
          That hair is epic.

        • #128034
          Anonymous
          Guest

          woke af and markorepairs-pilled

      • #128021
        Anonymous
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        LG doesnt stand for Life’s Good?

        wtf

        • #128024
          Anonymous
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          zoom zoom

        • #128032
          Anonymous
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          It was until 1995 you dumb zoom-zoom

          […]

          It wasn’t, it just existed before the internet was wide spread and cheap CPU boards were a thing. Everything was near-analogue.

          >Why was early 2000’s technology so cringe?
          Mid to late 90s was the beginning of more consumer tech being manufactured in mainland China and Korea as opposed to Japan and Taiwan. It was a lot cheesier and we could detect the low quality right away when compared to Japan and Taiwan. Korea has actually improved a lot and wasn’t so bad back then. I had a Goldstar color TV and a Samsung VCR as a kid. Both were considered cheap brands in the 1990s. Goldstar aka Lucky Goldstar aka LG.

          Fuck you you dumb millenial. Japan and Taiwan made shitty garbage electronics too all throughout the 70s and 80s.

          I remember people saying korean brands would never be as good as Japanese, as if Japanese brands hadn’t been cheap garbage clones of american companies the decade prior.

          • #128033
            Anonymous
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            I am a millennial but far from dumb. I am absolutely aware of the low quality Japanese and Taiwanese electronics of the boomer era. However, OP was specifically talking about early 2000s tech. That is why my timeframe was adjusted to include that historical era of tech.
            The Americans, Taiwanese, and Japanese were all very close in electronics and chip production by the early to Mid-80s. Americans still had the lead but the Japanese and Taiwanese had several of their own very good fabs and were respected for quality.

          • #128035
            Anonymous
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            >the boomer forgot when the Japanese saved an entire global industry from greedy Americans (ie Atari and friends) in 1985

            • #128037
              Anonymous
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              >instead of only home computers, gaming today is often done on locked down consoles that can only play games that are authorized by the manufacturer.

              Thanks Nintendo.

              • #128038
                Anonymous
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                >gaming would be limited to FOSS offerings if the piracy of the 1980s had continued unchecked without some way for devs to port their hard work to a profit earning platform in order to earn a living

                Thanks Nintendo

              • #128039
                Anonymous
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                >instead of only home computers, gaming today is often done on locked down consoles that can only play games that are authorized by the manufacturer.
                This got started by the original Atari VCS.
                And manufacturer lockdowns are trivially easy to circumvent. Especially nowadays, when everything is done via software.

              • #128044
                Anonymous
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                The change from home computer to locked down consoles was caused by the video game crash, if the changes wouldn’t have been made there would have been no video game consoles at all after 1985

                • #128047
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  There may have been few video games made anymore period. It was too wasy to copy a floppy and developers earned a pittance of compensation from PCs compared to what Nintendo brought to the table with their quality controls. I am only referring to Software devs since arcade producers like Nintendo, Sega, Midway, etc always had their locked down arcade hardware to fall back on.

                  • #128048
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    >There may have been few video games made anymore period. It was too wasy to copy a floppy and developers earned a pittance of compensation from PCs compared to what Nintendo brought to the table with their quality controls

                    >What was home computer gaming in Europe

                    • #128049
                      Anonymous
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                      Oh yes the latest iteration of FIFA or Asterix would’ve totally saved the gaming industry!

                      • #128051
                        Anonymous
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                        Consoles were barely a thing in Europe up until early 90’s.

                        It’s funny you mention FIFA, because yearly iterations of that garbage are what EA started doing AFTER getting on consoles. Before that they were actually a respectable publisher.

                      • #128053
                        Anonymous
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                        They did it to make money scrote. You can’t pay your bills with Tux Racer and Xonotic.
                        Do you have a job? If you do have a job, do you go work everyday for the love of the products you create? I go to my job to make money.

                      • #128054
                        Anonymous
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                        >If you do have a job, do you go work everyday for the love of the products you create? I go to my job to make money.
                        Sucks to be you lol

          • #128036
            Anonymous
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            >Japan and Taiwan made shitty garbage electronics too all throughout the 70s and 80s.
            Only the earliest Japanese electronics were garbage. By the 70s, they were doing much better products than comparable US brands.

            Case in point.

            • #128059
              Anonymous
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              I associate fake wood tvs with cigarette smoke smell and filthy matted tan carpet

              • #128061
                Anonymous
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                Yes in a doublewide trailer with thin wood paneling.

      • #128040
        Anonymous
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        Taiwanese crap was shit too back then
        Japanese stuff was over-engineered and often fragile but high quality

        • #128041
          Anonymous
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          Nearly all of the motherboard and graphics card manufacturers today started in the 1980s building PCs like the C64 and Atari ST.

          • #128042
            Anonymous
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            You’re saying that as if it is a good thing

            • #128045
              Anonymous
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              Not saying good or bad but the USA tech sector cultivated Taiwans rise.

    • #128015
      Anonymous
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      Here is a picture of the Goldstar Color TV I had. My parents probably bought the cheapest color TV and VCR they could find. I had a lot of VHS cassettes of anime and scifi shows and this basically kept me in my room and out of their way. Plus they hated everything that I liked. The picture quality of the TV eventually got very bad and they got rid of it when I was in my late 20s and bo longer lived with them.
      The Samsung VCR never stopped working and was a great 4 head VCR with stereo. I used it as an AV to RF converter for many years because the Goldstar TV was RF only. No composite video inputs.

    • #128016
      Anonymous
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      >cringe
      I think you misspelled "soulful and woke af"

      • #128022
        Anonymous
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        […]

        God I wish we could go back…..

    • #128017
      Anonymous
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      i found a picture of the VCR on ebay. Samsung VR8070. I remember getting Playstation with I was 14 and plugging it into the front AV on this VCR. Used the same TV and VCR setup when I got a PS2 in early 2000s

    • #128018
      Anonymous
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      We had all the content but none of the base tech.
      > Flash memory came in < 1 GB packages
      > Lithium batteries were extremely expensive, so limited to high-end cellphones. NiMH rechargable AAAs and AAs were top tier battery stuff.
      > Each device used their own charging standard (voltage, current, and barrel jack). USB was in its infancy. Devices usually used proprietary data cables as well.
      > No smartphones

      So what we need?
      > Merge 2000s tech with today’s tech
      PMPs merge 2000s mp3/cd players and no tracking with current era lithium, flash storage, and high quality components.

    • #128019
      Anonymous
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      >no fun allowed

      go fuck a cactus

    • #128025
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >OMG why dis ancient techmology so unwoke af im finna kms just looking at it fml OMG fr

      • #128026
        Anonymous
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        If I ever fail as a father and raise a scrotebrained little scrote like this i will kms

    • #128027
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >20 year old tech wasn’t as powerful as today
      >"cringe"
      have a nice day

    • #128029
      Anonymous
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      Mostly because components still weren’t small enough for any one device to do everything well (ie modern phones), but they were now small enough for devices that could do 2-3 things, or making certain devices portable. As a result the 90s were largely a decade of experimentation by either
      >making random shit portable
      >randomly smashing 3 existing technologies together

      • #128030
        Anonymous
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        they could make things small. It was the power consumption, memory, and energy storage that was held back. in 2001 1gb of memory was still a lot. The most common sizes for Compact Flash memory cards for portable devices was 32mb, 64mb, and 128mb if you were freaking rich.

    • #128031
      Anonymous
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      you have zero idea what cringe actually means, have a nice day.

    • #128043
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Why was early 2000’s technology so cringe?

      Bad industrial design. Those scrotes run with the same UI graphic artists that insist on changing shit every 6 months.

      Say what you will about Apple, but they at least finally got industrial design as right you can get.

      • #128046
        Anonymous
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        all they did was go to an industrial design museum and copy old german shit

    • #128050
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I hate how everything was just the cheapest plastic painted to look like metal.

    • #128052
      Anonymous
      Guest

      You’re cringe.

    • #128055
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I want to go back

      • #128056
        Anonymous
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        Why? So you can go back to saying "the ZIP ate my homework" to excuse your laziness? Because if so, then woke af.

        • #128057
          Anonymous
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          I want to go back to a time when I only saw minorities on TV and they were the Huxtable’s and Banks’

        • #128060
          Anonymous
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          Lmao brrr click brrr click brrr click… Well guess I’m not accessing my zip disk today.

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