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No sleep for the wicked.

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nanikore2 wrote:

Before the internet there used to be local dial-up BBSes (bet you could count the number of people on this board who had used those things with the fingers on one hand) where people live close to each other and actually meet each other in real life.

Another question would be "How many people have used a rotary phone" or "how many people have programmed a VCR?"


My high school computer science teacher ran a BBS. I had already experienced dialup internet by then so it just wasn't the same.
I have used a rotary phone. One of my friends still had an old black rotary phone. Another friend had an 8-track player handed down from his dad.
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Yes. If we wanted to plagiarise something for a report, we had to copy & paste from Encarta. Or copy it by-hand from an encyclopaedia that was at least 15 years out of date.

Software was not updatable. If it was buggy, we were stuck with it.

When we got the internet, 5 minutes to download 1 megabyte was considered fast. This meant we had to obtain our pornography from the woods, like our forefathers did before us.

We did not worship cats, and Justin Bieber would have lived and died in anonymous obscurity. So some things were better back then!
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My life without internet was 3-4 years ago.
Of course I remember, though would rather not.
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The only time I really remember was dial-up, which was, practically speaking, a state of non-internet for most modern purposes. The first time I used it for really anything was multi-player for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, so I guess around 2002? Good times. Before that, I was reading, eating, and sleeping, which is what I do today when I'm not on the internet. Occasionally, I would go over my friend's house to play his N64, because I wasn't cool enough to own an N64.
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I was really young when I first used the internet. I think the only thing I did on the computer then was play Lego Loco.
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I didn't get internet until I got my own place. It started off as dial up connections and eventually things were upgraded. We did have an old computer growing up but there wasn't much to do on it besides programming things and playing games on it. We did have a phase of watching tv a lot when we were teens.
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I can remember my life before i got internet, exploring the countryside with my friends aged 7 climbing trees, stick fights, fishing. then i found the wonderful 2D world and replaced them with Lego racers 2 and crash bandicoot fair trade in my opinion

just the sound track to my youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0
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Nothing's really changed.
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idk playing with toys or gamecube.
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Not very well, I was a little kid, but I do remember being on the internet as a young kid, and how fondly I thought of it and how cool, new etc it was. Now it's become a normalized aspect of life…
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I watched a lot more TV and played a lot more console games. That's for sure. Also Table Top games with my friends.

I was heavy into Magic the Gathering in the mid to late 90's.
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i played outside and read more books
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onibrotonel wrote:

The Attitude Era was the bomb back then, if you're a wrestling fan.

Stone Cold Steve Austin couldn't do anything wrong.

Raised hell. Middle finger salutation on the authorities.

Too bad now is getting buried by the authority.
I miss those Smackdown days on local TV which were from 2006(when I started watching wrestling)-2010

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I do those were dark days.
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