Like an unmade bed. (likeanunmadebed) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Like an unmade bed.
likeanunmadebed
ohnotheydidnt

The most outdated tech in music, from Britney's emails to Pulp's 'Ansaphone'



Kelly Rowland's Excel-as-a-text-message impact!

Celebrities love referencing technology in their music, except it leaves them sounding dated af. Four examples under the cut (and more at the source).



Britney Spears - Email My Heart (1999)
Appearing on her first CD, her reasoning was, “Everyone has been doing emails... so everyone can relate to that song.” A true chanteuse of the people!


Destiny's Child - Bug-A-Boo (1999)
"You make me want to throw my pager out the window." Does Gen Z even know what this means!?!111


Pulp - Ansaphone
Any excuse to get some Pulp coverage on ONTD! An Ansaphone was a specific brand of answering machine. Poor Jarvis Cocker wonders if his calls are being screened.


Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator (1981)
A simpler time when Apple vs. Android wank didn't exist: Attract a lover with the calculator in your pocket! “I am adding and subtracting, I’m controlling and composing / By pressing down a special key, it plays a little melody.”




Source / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

ONTD, has your love life been impacted by any outdated technologies?
Tags: 1980s, 1990s, beyoncé, british celebrities, britney spears, computers and technology, list, nostalgia
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 182 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →