People tend to think that everything from their generation is superior to those who came after and are always quick to jump on anyone who questions the feasibility and functionality of those outdated forms of technology.
Make a post laughing at 8-track tapes, and Baby Boomers will come out in droves talking about how kids today don't understand the struggle of their youth. If someone questions the practicality of cassette tapes, and Gen Xers will call people out for not being alive during a time where they had to master the art of the mixtape.
But what about the millennials? When are they going to have someone to call out after they pose a seemingly innocent question about the almighty compact disc?
Enter Alyssa Lucas, a 17-year-old from Baltimore, who recently took to Twitter to answer a seemingly innocent question about the functionality of an aging form of technology - the compact disc:
Alyssa first thought to ask the question after she overheard a conversation at a Best Buy between two people about "how everyone used to burn CDs and make mixtapes."
This might sound strange to much of the older population out there, but most people don't buy or even use CDs any more thanks to the availability of streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Alyssa, being a teenager in 2018, falls into that camp. Alyssa admitted that she knew how CDs work, but still had some questions about the process of copying music over to a disc, which in the olden days of the early 2000s was called "burning CDs."
But with this being 2018 and all, people quickly jumped at the opportunity to "educate" Alyssa:
But then something happened. In addition to dozens of tweets shaming Alyssa for being a teenager, people of all generations began to hijack the thread and talk brag about even more outdated forms of technology. Give someone an inch and they'll give you dozens of unwarranted posts bragging about the hard work they put into crafting mixtapes on a dual-cassette deck in the basement of their parents' house.
And that's pretty much what happened:
But at the end of the day, Alyssa had enough of the pestering and the collective existential crisis that she unintentionally created with her simple question. So she did what any unassuming social media victim would do: tried to lay low and wait for the next person to cause a small firestorm.
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