25 Tech Moments That Defined Your Childhood

Downloading a Song from Napster

It's very strange thinking back to a time when downloading music was the exception and not the rule. You would pick up CDs of bands you loved at the record store or burn them from a friend, but if you just wanted that one single, like Juvenille's Back the Azz Up or Wheatus's Teenage Dirtbag, then it was time to hit up Napster. The model has certainly been improved upon since we were first introduced to the cat wearing headphones, but without painfully slow speeds and ever-present danger of MPAA fines, we wouldn't have the robust variety in music downloading (and, okay, pirating) options we have today.

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