The parody Twitter account, @Windows95Tips, bitterly mocks the impossibly over-complicated universe of Microsoft Windows in 1995. The account — which is not run by Neil Cicierega, who created Windows95Tips.com — returned in August after a mysterious, two-year hiatus to inflict even more humor-based suffering. For anyone who remembers what it was like to use Windows in the '90s, these dreadful experiences might hit a little too close to home.
Show off your personality with these custom desktop wallpapers! pic.twitter.com/sHZ2cEs6AC— Windows 95 Tips (@Windows95Tips) September 21, 2015
The most painful part is that product promotion hasn't evolved very much in 20 years.
Installing Windows is painless! pic.twitter.com/23TDPp9c70— Windows 95 Tips (@Windows95Tips) September 14, 2015
As mobile devices replace desktops, it seems like phones and tablets are nearly as complicated:
This is basically how I feel about my iPhone 6 (and social media in general):
Quickly run common programs using the Start menu. pic.twitter.com/w8h9geCrZr— Windows 95 Tips (@Windows95Tips) September 7, 2015
A few helpful applications. pic.twitter.com/Cz7nsd5bwJ— Windows 95 Tips (@Windows95Tips) September 7, 2013
Facebook isn't even trying anymore pic.twitter.com/KbFFD8eFcT— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 21, 2015
I don't know why I need so many options to do so few things.
The only positive spin I can put on the modern connected life — besides it being far superior in terms of getting work done and watching videos — is that I can carry tiny computers in my backpack now. Yay?