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What if...Before The Internet.

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posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:15 AM
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Just that.

How would we have reacted in those days. How would we have gotten our news?

It's a hypothetical, I know. But what would have happened in say, 1990.

You don't have to respond to my post. I'm too lazy to respond but i do wonder what it could have been.
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posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
Just that.

How would we have reacted in those days. How would we have gotten our news?

It's a hypothetical, I know. But what would have happened in say, 1990.


We would have been devastated Globally by the Covid-19 and other weapons of Mass Societal Deconstruction.

Today with Global realtime ineraction and co-operation we have lt beat already.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:43 AM
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Radio. TV. Newspapers. Circulars. Word of mouth – remember when people used to talk to each other? Posters. Advertising.

Remember that the internet is great for news, but it's also great for fake news. Quite a lot of people seem to live in a bubble of fakery nowadays



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:51 AM
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Interesting.

On the one hand, the only "news" we would have is the msm.

On the other hand, its the early 90s. People lived much more within their smaller circles.

Big cities would burn, rural areas would carry on business as usual. They would be too busy with day to day like their immediate family and jobs. The basics.

I think we would have been better off in that way, without the constant barrage of fear via the flailing MSM that's bleeding out with each passing day.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Your teacher would roll out a squeaky metal cart with a small tube tv. You would watch in silent horror and then go home and talk to your parents about what you watched.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

the best comparison - would have to be 2 roughly comparable events


chenobyl vs fukishima ?

the bhola cyclone [ 1970 ] vs the 2004 indian ocea tsunami ?



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 02:09 AM
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Corona-90 would have circulated that year, causing a similar number of illness and casualties that the virus which normally causes a bad cold does any given year already.

However, the media companies were not yet fully consolidated yet, so it would literally be like business as usual. Let us not forget smallpox had up to 30% fatality before the aggressive campaign to eradicate it. No society or city ever shut down in response.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:08 AM
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If you’re talking about Covid 19 .

We managed to freak the country out during the 1976 swine flu “ epidemic “ too.

With only have a half hour local and half hour national news . Between 6 and 7 PM .

The conspiracy stuff we’re doing right now game via underground newspapers .

Cassette answering machines for you telephone .

Beta was the thing it was going to take over the market .

If you didn’t have a pocket calculator you weren’t cool .

My favorite part was no cell phones.

You didn’t feel like you had the wife in your pocket . Lol

#1The Rockford files

Barney Miller
Hill street blues
Taxi
WKRP in Cincinnati

Unbiased News (for the most part)



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:36 AM
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We would have got updates VERY slowly.

CEEFAX / ORACLE were not known for their gigabit speeds !

www.bbc.co.uk...

You would have had to ring you Mate's Mam on the only home phone line to see if he was out for a pint.

ETA:

70s and 80s, not just 90s ...

16) When the TV trolley was brought into the room. It didn’t even matter that it was a science documentary on wood, you got to watch TV, right?

20) The utter terror of forgetting your PE kit and having to borrow a smelly set of school spares.

26) The discovery that Look And Read actually aired on TV before you watched it at school and feeling like a complete boss when you held the spoilers for Through The Dragon’s Eye.

metro.co.uk...
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posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:50 AM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Imagine how bad it will be when they take it away



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:54 AM
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originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
How would we have reacted in those days. How would we have gotten our news?

It's a hypothetical, I know. But what would have happened in say, 1990.


Ironic beyond belief, but I think we would have found out by "CHINESE WHISPERS".



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:55 AM
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Chinese Hipsters.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 03:55 AM
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Nice Hipsters.
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posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 04:11 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Imagine how bad it will be when they take it away


Imagine how GOOD it could be when they take it all away.

You get to meet your neighbours, you chat with people when you go shopping, you focus more on your own life and those around you.

There's something to be said for reverting back to a human condition that means PROPER communication with voices we can hear, not just read.

Conversation will be the norm, not comments and responses with a time period in between.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

If you are not old enough to remember the early 1980's or even as late as the mid to late 1990's when few had the internet - and it is still the case for many people today.

Then you would have question's.

We had the News Papers which were not then all owned by the same guy, we had a couple of TV station's in the UK, 3 then 4 and finally 5 though with the advent of satellite many had that and more station's by the early 90's.

Our reporters by and large back then were a little more trustworthy, not saying they did not give us a flavored take on thing's BUT the modern spin and paparazzi crap we see today coupled with corporate news was not so big over here in the UK though it was perhaps in the US and other nation's.

So we would get our news that way - and by word of mouth though the Grapevine as we call it over here was always more a gossip route than a news source.



posted on Apr, 6 2020 @ 06:31 AM
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originally posted by: nerbot

originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: TheSpanishArcher

Imagine how bad it will be when they take it away


Imagine how GOOD it could be when they take it all away.

You get to meet your neighbours, you chat with people when you go shopping, you focus more on your own life and those around you.

There's something to be said for reverting back to a human condition that means PROPER communication with voices we can hear, not just read.

Conversation will be the norm, not comments and responses with a time period in between.



Oh my goodness
Do you not see how many lies the msm tells society
Do you not realise the benefit of the internet

If you are the kind not to get out and live, that’s on you babiiii
Me, I am good, I can balance my life thank you



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