Technology Then and Now: 2016 vs. 1996

Twenty years can go by really quickly. I should know – my daughter is 20 years old. They say to enjoy your kids when they’re young, as the time goes by too quickly, and they are right. But then I look at technology and it’s hard to believe we’ve really come this far in twenty years. It’s truly astounding.

It’s been so long that it’s coming around a second time. Pokemon started in 1996 with Pokemon Red and Green. And now it’s perhaps enjoying its greatest resurgence with Pokemon GO. It seems so retro now, but it was only twenty years ago.

What else has technology done in twenty years? Here’s a look back at how far we’ve come in just these two short decades.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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