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The old internet. What are your memories of it?

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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You Got Mail.


Yay!




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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I remember my family first got the Internet back in.. 1998 I believe, the speeds were just 8kb/sec, and I thought that was fast and life changing back then.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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Geek 1: Dude! I got one of those new 28.8 modems.

Geek 2: OMG how is it.

Geek 1: Awesome. You can download an entire hard drive in just one day!

Geek 2: OMG no way!


( back then a hard drive was about 4 megs)


David Grouchy



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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Usenet!!! that was dope! I would start downloading music and then I would go to bed and the wake up to see Dark Side of the Moon still at 89%.

Then after it was downloaded. I would brag and say "Hear that? I got it for free!"
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:46 AM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
Geek 1: Dude! I got one of those new 28.8 modems.

Geek 2: OMG how is it.

Geek 1: Awesome. You can download an entire hard drive in just one day!

Geek 2: OMG no way!


( back then a hard drive was about 4 megs)


David Grouchy


Haha that's wild, I remember my first hard drive (when I was 5) was 1.3 gig (pretty top end PC) and we got our first 56k modem like a year later.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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How long before someone pops in and says "whats a modem?"

oh well....

Seems like only yesterday I was using floppys.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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it will be interesting to try and explain to kids that there used to be no internet.


they won't be able to wrap their minds around that.

assuming the end of the civilized world doesn't happen soon



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:52 AM
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I remember:

Getting kicked off AOL for being abusive in the chat rooms or something. Now the idea of your ISP banning you from getting online, but still charging you, just because of a little harsh language is utterly ridiculous. However, this may soon be changing. Everything's in cycles, it seems.

The dial-up sound. It made the internet feel POWERFUL! Something really crazy was going on, and that noise told the story. SCREAAAA SCHHHHHHHH SCHHHHHHHHHHHH KKKKKCSHHHH

Getting kicked offline when someone picked up the phone. Getting a second phone line because nobody could ever get a hold of me. Being extremely happy when I found a program that would allow people calling you to leave a message ON YOUR COMPUTER! HOW INSANE. ALIEN TECHNOLOGY. Seemed like it at that time, at least. Then going back to one phone line again.

When there wasn't free, high quality porn videos easily available everywhere. At least not that I could find, back then.

Stealing music off the internet before anyone cared.

My father telling me he was talking to people on the computer. This was before AOL or anything and "the internet" was just a DOS looking screen. I thought he had lost his mind.

Using the eight thousand AOL trial CDs they would send you every week for target practice with my .22

These are not really in chronological order, but I think they all still qualify as the "old web"

Cool thread BTW, it's always fun thinking about these type of things.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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Ah,
The sound of dial up when it finally stooped and connected. Warez without the threat of being found. Not having to wade through the "ad sites" that now replace the results in searching. Various chatrooms(a/s/l checks every few mins ), as social networking. Not having to type in a security code or home phone/cell to post somewhere/access e-mail.

via '96/'97+


BBS pre that time that family had introduced me to.
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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LOL star for you!

Seems like only yesterday I was trying to figure out how to get some DOS games off a 5.25" onto a 3.5" floppy



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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I'll just leave this here:




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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by Partygirl
I'll just leave this here:




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Hey, John Titor was looking for that.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:22 AM
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LOL you win on the "oldest machinery" award

can I win most addicted?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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What ever happened to Netscape Explorer (Browser)



At one time it was almost as popular as the early IE versions.


Ahh and who can forget dial-up


and... dial up old school!





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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:26 AM
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using some crappy isp called pipeline USA


IRC
animated gifs
all of those websites left back in 1996.
Remember when that water effect java script came out?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:29 AM
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Originally posted by Lysergic
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using some crappy isp called pipeline USA


IRC
animated gifs
all of those websites left back in 1996.
Remember when that water effect java script came out?



Yeah man, I had Pipeline too. Thats what became MindSpring.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:41 AM
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I know I had AOL two different times, banned both times.

Then GTE...


I remember getting an ISDN muahahaha I was so damn leet back then ;p
all them n00bz on 56k AT BEST



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:48 AM
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Ha ha good thread. Here in the uk the internet started taking offbig time around1998. Brought my first pc for £1400 (i was ripped off big time). Back then having a 33.6kbps modem and 3.2gb harddrive full of porn seemed like a good challenge. Ah the good old days before i settled down. . . .



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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LOL Lys reminded me of something else

The Evolution of "Elite"

elite, lite, lito, leet, erete, ereet, reet, ieet, 1ee7, l33t, 1337, and any combination of those



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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The first time i read "lol" I was like whuuut?

I was pronouncing it "lole"


And I still do. And I say it out loud. All the time.




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