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Mario Paint Commercial Memories

Sometimes jingles really stay with you. Sit back and close your eyes (well, maybe read this first and then close your eyes). Think about jingles… which one pops into your head first? For me, it’s this one for Mario Paint for the Super Nintendo: “Mom and dad, mom and dad. Best darn parents a kid ever had”. I sing this...

Adventures in Early Internetting: Beavis & Butt-Head in Cyber-Butt

Early Internetting is a topic near and dear to our hearts. One fond memory of Early Internetting is that lone computer with Internet access in the school library. Each class was dragged down to get introduced to the one computer for a school of hundreds. Sure, we had CD-roms and actual books for research, but having the Internet at school?...

The Kid With Typed Homework

My parents got bored with me pretty quickly.  Only a few months after I was born, there was a new family computer in the picture.  I’ve never really known a world without owning a computer.  In fact, one of my earliest memories is helping my dad install extra memory in our 286. Today, millions of people are growing up with...

PopRewind Podcast: Guest Phil Moore of Nick Arcade

Welcome to another episode of the PopRewind Podcast! In this episode, we sit down with Phil Moore, who you may remember as the host of Nick Arcade. Phil regales us with tales of what it was like working at Nickelodeon in the early days, explains his new project, Enthlevel (the spiritual successor to Nick Arcade, which you can support on...

PopRewind Podcast: Early Internetting

This time on the PopRewind Podcast, Lee and Linz talk their early Internet adventures, early Internet adoption, and how the only times they got in trouble were due to geek-related reasons. Oh:( Join us in this trek back to the 90s and early 2000s when the Internet was a playground that didn’t include adding your mom on Facebook. Because that...

A Special Message from PopRewind.com

April 1, 2015 This announcement serves as public notice that all JPG and JPEG images on http://www.PopRewind.com will from this point forth be JPEG2000 images.  The new industry standard of digital pixels has been up and coming for the past fourteen years and we feel it is time to make the switch for the betterment of not only our loyal...

Internet Time Travel: HoTMaiL.com

It may be that Hotmail is a joke (you all side-eye those co-workers that spout off a Hotmail address and prepare yourselves for the old lady forwards you’re destined to be barraged with) in these days of Gmail, but at one point Hotmail was the email provider to have. If you were online in 1996, chances are you had a...

Vincent Price & The Amazing 3D Camera

House of Wax. The Tingler. House on Haunted Hill. The Fly. House of Usher. Well, houses in general, really.  These are things you think of when you hear the name Vincent Price.  But did you know the master of horror himself starred in an instructional marketing video for a camera that took photos in three dimensions? It was in the...

It Came from Canada: Unisys ICON Computer

I’ve wanted to write about the ICON computer for some time now and I always wanted to wait until I owned one. Spoiler: I do not. But I always hoped one would make its way to a thrift store (and therefore into my home and my heart) or a shady buddy of mine would happen to have one in their...

7 Things We Didn’t Know Were Annoying At The Time

Imagine a world filled with waiting and cables and getting out of chairs to learn information.  It was this strange place called the past and we invented a few devices to make tasks easier. Not only did we not realize how annoying life was at the time, we actually thought we were living life in the fast lane of convenience! ...