If you were a kid growing up in the '90s, then chances are that the school computer lab was running Internet Explorer as their go-to browser. Chances are just as likely that it was suffering from the very same quality control issues 18 years ago as it is today. Since 1995, it's been that same dance of disappointment and frustration over Microsoft's inability to see that it has nearly two decades of problems to work out before it can hope to achieve the same level of prestige as Firefox and Google Chrome. In their latest attempt to make it appear that they've seen the error of their ways, Microsoft has released an Internet Explorer ad tugging at the heartstrings of those pining for the halcyon days of their '90s youth. While we certainly can't enough of the walk down memory lane, it does nothing to change the fact that Internet Explorer will remain a steaming pile of -- look, garish fanny packs!
Back in the early 1990s when some of us were watching "The Real World" when it was real and were stubbornly making the transition from cassette tapes to compact discs, AT&T made some bold predictions related to technological advances of the future. Crazy things, like video conferencing, paying tolls without stopping, reading books on computers. Crazy! Well, as we know, all that stuff happened. Slightly differently than depicted, but it happened. And when you think about it, it's pretty cool that we made it happen. (via BuzzFeed via Best Week Ever)