Nowadays, we take modern inventions like Netflix, Google Maps and iTunes for granted.

But it's easy to forget it wasn't that long ago that we had to rely on other, more long-winded ways to get things done.

Now a series of nostalgic photographs, compiled by Diply, illustrate the past struggles that the youth of today will never understand.

From having to print off directions to watching Titanic on two separate VHS tapes, every day activities simply weren't as easy back then, according to the Daily Mail.

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Meanwhile, not many will remember that Netflix once offered a very different type of service - which meant that rather than simply hitting play, you had to wait for the DVD you wanted to watch to land on your doormat....

 Many people won't remember when Netflix used to be a DVD service. Photo / DankwaBrooks
Many people won't remember when Netflix used to be a DVD service. Photo / DankwaBrooks
Before the invention of iTunes or Spotify, you'd have to flick through a book of CDs to find the track you wanted to listen to. Photo / Twitter
Before the invention of iTunes or Spotify, you'd have to flick through a book of CDs to find the track you wanted to listen to. Photo / Twitter
Nowadays, you'd look online to find the screening times at your local cinema. But back in the day, you'd have to check film times in the paper. Photo / CVanAuk
Nowadays, you'd look online to find the screening times at your local cinema. But back in the day, you'd have to check film times in the paper. Photo / CVanAuk
At the turn of the millennium, there was a fear that a bug would cause all computers to malfunction - leading to warnings for users to turn their PCs off. Photo / ShawnEricTodd Twitter
At the turn of the millennium, there was a fear that a bug would cause all computers to malfunction - leading to warnings for users to turn their PCs off. Photo / ShawnEricTodd Twitter
Some people will remember having to print off directions in order to get from A to B. Photo / AwkwardlyMaddi Twitter
Some people will remember having to print off directions in order to get from A to B. Photo / AwkwardlyMaddi Twitter
And before mobile phones were around, you'd have to go to a pay phone to make a call. Photo / Getty Images
And before mobile phones were around, you'd have to go to a pay phone to make a call. Photo / Getty Images
Before the likes of Netflix, you'd have to rent you favourite movie from Blockbuster.
Before the likes of Netflix, you'd have to rent you favourite movie from Blockbuster.
Before getting QWERTY touch pads on our smartphones, you'd have to press the same key repeatedly to get the letter you wanted. Photo / destinee_julia Twitter
Before getting QWERTY touch pads on our smartphones, you'd have to press the same key repeatedly to get the letter you wanted. Photo / destinee_julia Twitter
And not everyone used to be on a call plan where you'd get free minutes, as one person's Facebook memory reveals. Photo / LavenderWhales Twitter
And not everyone used to be on a call plan where you'd get free minutes, as one person's Facebook memory reveals. Photo / LavenderWhales Twitter
Back in the day, you'd have to use two separate VHS tapes to watch Titanic, rather than streaming it online. Photo / nickkpisano Twitter
Back in the day, you'd have to use two separate VHS tapes to watch Titanic, rather than streaming it online. Photo / nickkpisano Twitter
You don't often see 'snow' on your TV screen anymore. Back in the day, people would have to change to channel 3 to play their favourite video games. Photo / OriginInsider Twitter
You don't often see 'snow' on your TV screen anymore. Back in the day, people would have to change to channel 3 to play their favourite video games. Photo / OriginInsider Twitter