What year did you start working? (Students: what year will you graduate?)
1995. I coded voice mail systems in ansi C. Not C++, not C#, just plain C. With like functions and stuff. Actually, not a lot of other stuff, just variables and functions. C++ had been invented but the software industry in north america was by and large still wrestling with and rejecting the idea of dynamic memory allocation because "who knows how to control it?". Many team leads demanded that data structures be statically coded. The stupidity sucked.