What Was Hot in Technology? 20 Years Ago!

We tend to spend a lot of time looking at the “hot new things,” such as connected vehicles, virtual assistants, and a lot more. But, as retailers, we infrequently look back at the past to see what was hot then in terms of fads and long-running successes. What hot high-tech products from 20 years ago can YOU name?
Recently, CNET published an entertaining slideshow: “Flashback fun! Return with us now to the thrilling days of the late 1990s, when the Interweb was young, the CD was king, and the cloud was a white, fluffy thing that floated above your head while you gabbed on your cordless telephone.”
Click the image to see the CNET slideshow. Which of the items shown in the slideshow were fads; which were long-run successes?


 

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