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Subject: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/06 at 12:13 am

I was just thinking to myself today...


wow...what did I do, in regards to searching for info on a particular music group/actor/subject...etc...prior to having the luxury of searching for it on the internet and getting an answer instantly?  It's like before the internet we were limited to magazines and research books in order to find out about someone or something famous....is it just me, or does it seem like a LONG time ago that we had to resort to those types of things? ???



Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/18/06 at 12:17 am


I was just thinking to myself today...
wow...what did I do, in regards to searching for info on a particular music group/actor/subject...etc...prior to having the luxury of searching for it on the internet and getting an answer instantly?  It's like before the internet we were limited to magazines and research books in order to find out about someone or something famous....is it just me, or does it seem like a LONG time ago that we had to resort to those types of things? ???


Tape trading.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Tia on 03/18/06 at 12:38 am

sitting around waiting for the internet to get invented.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: whistledog on 03/18/06 at 12:59 am

I honesdtly don't know how I survived before the internet came along.  I Guess in those days, we had to buy books and magazines to get our information

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/18/06 at 1:00 am

[quote author=whis

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: deadrockstar on 03/18/06 at 1:14 am

I used to have to widdle little statues out of bars of soap for fun.  It wasn't pretty.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: bbigd04 on 03/18/06 at 1:17 am

I would use my encyclopedias more and books, news I would get from TV or the newspaper, now I almost always hear news first online.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/18/06 at 1:30 am

I actually had to go to the *GASP!* the library.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/06 at 1:36 am

We had reference books on the shelves, spoke to each on the telephone, went for walks outside, posted letters with stamps on the envelope, went shopping at the location of the shops concerned, and looked a lot healthier.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: deadrockstar on 03/18/06 at 1:38 am


We had reference books on the shelves, spoke to each on the telephone, went for walks outside, posted letters with stamps on the envelope, went shopping at the location of the shops concerned, and looked a lot healthier.


;D Touche

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: whistledog on 03/18/06 at 1:39 am

When the internet came along, it made life much easier.  No longer did I have to pay random people on the street to go and buy me some porn ;D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Tia on 03/18/06 at 1:44 am


We had reference books on the shelves, spoke to each on the telephone, went for walks outside, posted letters with stamps on the envelope, went shopping at the location of the shops concerned, and looked a lot healthier.
thank god that's over. :)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: deadrockstar on 03/18/06 at 1:49 am


thank god that's over. :)


Norm, pass me the beer nuts

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: rich1981 on 03/18/06 at 1:56 am


I was just thinking to myself today...


wow...what did I do, in regards to searching for info on a particular music group/actor/subject...etc...prior to having the luxury of searching for it on the internet and getting an answer instantly?  It's like before the internet we were limited to magazines and research books in order to find out about someone or something famous....is it just me, or does it seem like a LONG time ago that we had to resort to those types of things? ???






I wasn't that much into music before but for general things I would read the enyclopedia, check out books at the library, read magazines and talk to friends, heck even listening to other's conversations was a good way to find out more information, but back then I had to resort to what my parent's listened to, which was mostly classical and latin music.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/06 at 2:50 am

Vinyl records, cassette tapes and the radio to listen to music.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/06 at 1:48 pm

I read more and watched t.v. But the fact that there is usually garbage on t.v. now-it is a good thing. But I do need to read more. Oh yeah, I also used to do a crazy thing called GO TO SCHOOL!!! (Another thing I need to get back to). Curse you Al Gore for inventing this thing that I spend all my time on when I should be reading and going to school!!




Cat

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: whistledog on 03/19/06 at 5:29 pm

One of the great luxiries in having the internet is something that I just noticed today ...

Many of the 80's albums and songs that I love were not big chart hits.  Because of this, they never saw much radio or MTV play back in the day.  With the power of the internet, I've been able to listen to sound samples and mp3's of many of these songs to know if I want to buy the whole album or not.  Back in the day, you couldn't do that. 

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Morton on 03/19/06 at 5:36 pm

If i'm right, we got the net in 2004, so i'll have been 15. Um... can't really remember what I did when I was 15... nowt much, just hung around, watched tv. Oh, my Playstation 2 was also *gasps* used often! Nowadays it may as well just be a shelf ornament  ;D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Apricot on 03/19/06 at 5:38 pm

I never really had to do research before the internet... but before we had a good connection, I just used Encarta Encyclopedia back on the old Windows 98 computer.

For Music, I just downloaded MIDI versions of a few songs from the 90s I really liked.. or I swiped CDs from my parents old collection.. they used to belong to one of those "10 CDs for a buck" clubs, so they bought almost every mainstream CD from the 1990s.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Morton on 03/19/06 at 5:41 pm


I never really had to do research before the internet... but before we had a good connection, I just used Encarta Encyclopedia back on the old Windows 98 computer.


Oh christ, yeah! How could I forget Encarta?! It came free with the old Windows 95 PC we got back in '96 (Which later got updated to 98). I can just remember EVERYONE at school using Encarta for everything! In the end, the teachers got sick of reading pages and pages of printouts of Encarta pages, so we got told to stop  ;D

Our Windows 98 computer would have been far too slow to run the internet, so we got a new PC shortly before connecting.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: rich1981 on 03/19/06 at 5:59 pm

I also used Grolier Encyclopedia back when I had a Macintosh in the mid 90's. Also don't forget that Cliff notes were popular at the time, and many students were caught cheating their reading by consulting these references.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Apricot on 03/19/06 at 6:15 pm


Oh christ, yeah! How could I forget Encarta?! It came free with the old Windows 95 PC we got back in '96 (Which later got updated to 98). I can just remember EVERYONE at school using Encarta for everything! In the end, the teachers got sick of reading pages and pages of printouts of Encarta pages, so we got told to stop  ;D

Our Windows 98 computer would have been far too slow to run the internet, so we got a new PC shortly before connecting.


Our Windows 98 was pretty awesome.. very fast. It had the Encarta on it... I used it for most of my research, also went to the town library then and again.

Apparently, I was the only one who ever used Encarta, cause our teachers said most of our papers sucked, and they took a few class periods one day to show us how to use Encarta.. I'd been using it for ages.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Morton on 03/19/06 at 6:19 pm


Our Windows 98 was pretty awesome.. very fast. It had the Encarta on it... I used it for most of my research, also went to the town library then and again.

Apparently, I was the only one who ever used Encarta, cause our teachers said most of our papers sucked, and they took a few class periods one day to show us how to use Encarta.. I'd been using it for ages.


My Windows 95 was awful. It kept crashing. One time, (and this is no joke or exageration), I opened up a new document in Microsoft Word, pressed 'T' and the whole computer froze. Stopped working completely, had to turn it off by the mains. That's just one of many examples I could give of how retarded our old PC was, but i'd be here all night listing them.

We also got shown (quickly) how to use encarta in our Open Day (When they show year six around, give them a taster of "big school" life), but likewise, I also had a pretty good idea of how to use it.

Did yours have the legendary MindMaze?!  :D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Apricot on 03/19/06 at 6:23 pm


Did yours have the legendary MindMaze?!  :D


MindMaze? Gotta look it up, doesn't sound familiar...

No, sadly, it didn't.. looks cool, though...

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: bbigd04 on 03/19/06 at 6:52 pm


My Windows 95 was awful. It kept crashing. One time, (and this is no joke or exageration), I opened up a new document in Microsoft Word, pressed 'T' and the whole computer froze. Stopped working completely, had to turn it off by the mains. That's just one of many examples I could give of how retarded our old PC was, but i'd be here all night listing them.

We also got shown (quickly) how to use encarta in our Open Day (When they show year six around, give them a taster of "big school" life), but likewise, I also had a pretty good idea of how to use it.

Did yours have the legendary MindMaze?!  :D


I used to get blue screens and "illegal operations" all the time on Windows 95.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/19/06 at 6:57 pm


Oh christ, yeah! How could I forget Encarta?! It came free with the old Windows 95 PC we got back in '96 (Which later got updated to 98). I can just remember EVERYONE at school using Encarta for everything! In the end, the teachers got sick of reading pages and pages of printouts of Encarta pages, so we got told to stop  ;D

Our Windows 98 computer would have been far too slow to run the internet, so we got a new PC shortly before connecting.


Did you ever play that game on Encarta?

Urgh, I'd just click random answers until I got things correct, I've never been too good at retention of crap.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/19/06 at 7:17 pm

I watched TV and didn't care about researching bands.

But then again, the internet (Though new) was around when I was born.  8)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/19/06 at 7:18 pm


I watched TV and didn't care about researching bands.

But then again, the internet (Though new) was around when I was born.  8)


Of course, if we want to be particular, the Internet (in one form or another) has been around since the majority of us were born  ;)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Apricot on 03/19/06 at 7:30 pm


But then again, the internet (Though new) was around when I was born.  8)


The internet was first invented in 1984.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/19/06 at 7:39 pm


The internet was first invented in 1984.


Actually, if we're getting technical, the first proper packet switching link was established in 1965 between a computer in Massachusetts and a computer in California  ;)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Morton on 03/19/06 at 7:42 pm


I used to get blue screens and "illegal operations" all the time on Windows 95.


Try getting an 'illegal operations' for trying to open Microsoft Excel. Happened about twice a day


Did you ever play that game on Encarta?

Urgh, I'd just click random answers until I got things correct, I've never been too good at retention of crap.


That's MindMaze. Yeah, I played it sometimes, and no, I rarely got the answers right  :-[

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: whistledog on 03/19/06 at 9:52 pm

it's not a case of What did we do before having the internet?  It's a case of Who did we do before the Internet.  I knew a guy in college whose girlfriend left him because he spent so much time online ;D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/20/06 at 5:48 pm

Playboy and Penthouse magazines ;) O0

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Lady Beard on 03/20/06 at 5:50 pm

Remember when we actually had to open a dictionary to look up a word?

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/20/06 at 6:09 pm


Remember when we actually had to open a dictionary to look up a word?


Dictionary.com

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/06 at 9:32 am

On the bookselves we had many volumes of The Encyclopedia Britannica resting heavily waiting to be used for homework and information. Now, to use the Encyclopedia Britannica Online only part information is available unless a fee has been paid for.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/21/06 at 11:16 am

[quote author=whis

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/21/06 at 12:16 pm


Remember when we actually had to open a dictionary to look up a word?


A dick and a what now?

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/21/06 at 12:27 pm


Remember when we actually had to open a dictionary to look up a word?


I still do that.  :)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/06 at 12:58 pm

I still find a dictionary useful, you can see the words surrounding the word too assist you more.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/21/06 at 5:49 pm


A dick and a what now?



What are you talking about? ???  ::)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 03/22/06 at 11:16 pm

We didn't get the internet until about 4 years ago, or so. I spent a lot of my time outside, with my neighbor. Hm.. Haven't talked to her in about 5 years.. I think she got the internet, too. I talked on the phone a lot. Ha.. I could actually hold a conversation on the phone back in the day..

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/22/06 at 11:16 pm


We didn't get the internet until about 4 years ago, or so. I spent a lot of my time outside, with my neighbor. Hm.. Haven't talked to her in about 5 years.. I think she got the internet, too. I talked on the phone a lot. Ha.. I could actually hold a conversation on the phone back in the day..



whoa...I remember those days when talking on the phone was the "thing" :o

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: deadrockstar on 03/22/06 at 11:33 pm

We wore onions tied around our waist, as that was the fashion of the day..

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: lasvegasbill on 03/23/06 at 12:26 am

spent all my time in a bar drinking smoking and betting...... now I can do it at home........

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/06 at 1:56 am

My firends were non-virtual.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/23/06 at 3:02 pm


My firends were non-virtual.


way before messageboards and chat rooms.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/06 at 4:38 pm

Go down to the pub!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/06 at 4:40 pm

We cleaned the house!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/06 at 4:40 pm

Eat round the table...

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/23/06 at 4:46 pm


Eat round the table...


Oh yes!  That's a rarity these days!!  ;D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: deadrockstar on 03/23/06 at 4:58 pm


We wore onions tied around our waist, as that was the fashion of the day..


No one got the Simpsons reference?


I eat at the table, btw. :)

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 03/24/06 at 6:19 am


No one got the Simpsons reference?


I eat at the table, btw. :)

I miss doing that being away from home and all. Endless tv dinners.

Umm before the net??  Was without an addiction!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: karen on 03/24/06 at 6:29 am


Eat round the table...


Still do.

Did more work before the internet

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/06 at 10:50 am


Did more work before the internet
Too true!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 03/24/06 at 10:52 am

You'd just ask somebody about them, that's not named Jeeves.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/06 at 10:53 am

If you wanted to know the time you asked a policeman.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 03/24/06 at 11:47 am

Lots of browsing books in the local library!!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/24/06 at 12:23 pm


Tape trading.


Gotta ask.. did anybody here do any tape trading or was that just for those of us with less.. acceptable.. tastes  ;D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 03/24/06 at 1:37 pm


Gotta ask.. did anybody here do any tape trading or was that just for those of us with less.. acceptable.. tastes  ;D


I like tapes.  What a convienient format.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/24/06 at 1:40 pm


I like tapes.  What a convienient format.


For me that was the main way I could find different music.

Most of the stores in the places I lived didn't carry much in the way of interesting stuff.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/24/06 at 3:19 pm

Listen to music on the radio.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/06 at 3:23 pm

Played the piano and guitar.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/24/06 at 3:44 pm


Played the piano and guitar.


I can see you now Philip.

You were in Slade right?

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/24/06 at 3:47 pm

Went to the local grocery store.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/06 at 4:03 pm


Went to the local grocery store.
...with cash!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 03/24/06 at 4:06 pm

We lived in caves, had long hair and walked on fours.  Fire was invented in 1990.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: La Roche on 03/24/06 at 5:09 pm


We lived in caves, had long hair and walked on fours.  Fire was invented in 1990.


MS Fire 1.0  :o

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Dominic L. on 03/24/06 at 10:26 pm


Go down to the pub!


And drink tea?!  :D

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/24/06 at 10:36 pm

I read more, although I still read a lot now.  I also spent more time out of doors, which explains why I'm so damn pale.

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/27/06 at 4:45 pm


...with cash!



Now we can do it online

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/06 at 3:36 pm



Now we can do it online
...with plastic!

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Howard on 03/31/06 at 3:39 pm

We got mail in our mailboxes

Subject: Re: What did we do before having the internet?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/06 at 3:44 pm

We had dogs that could bite the postman when delivering the letters.

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