What do you want to watch today?

Working on another Pixel Dailies prompt, “computer icons”, again with a 32×32 pixel restriction, I ended up going back to the days of Windows 95 and its incredibly familiar (at least for those of a certain age) teal desktop.

What if contemporaneous TV shows were available to stream? One-off streams had already been done by this point, but can’t you just imagine the quality of an on-demand catch-up service in 1995, and on a dial-up connection? As nightmarish as it would inevitably have been, some would doubtless be waxing nostalgic about it today! But let’s suspend our disbelief and imagine that technology allowed it at a passable standard…

I had a bit of a think of what shows I remember from that time; I was only three years old when Windows 95 was released, so, besides a couple of personal favourites, I’ve gone with shows that I remember my parents watching. Brookside and Coronation Street narrowly missed out. The icons don’t look too out of place, so I’m counting this as a win.

5 comments
  1. Love it! The Recycle Bin icon has hardly changed over the years.
    Bullseye and Have I Got News For You are fond favourites, but Father Ted is something I always go back to, love that show ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Jacob said:

      That’s true actually, only the colour of the arrows is different.

      I used to watch HIGNFY religiously, but around the Brexit and Trump maelstrom fell out of the habit. Father Ted is the best! I streamed one just to pass some time recently and ended up going through the whole series. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I really must polish my contact lenses, I wondered why Bullseye had Scooby Doo ha ha.

    Met Eric Bristow in a pub in London once, arra’s in the top pocket – compulsory I guess…

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha, I can see it now. Used to watch that before school, at least when I got up early enough…

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