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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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    I Knew Life Before Tv.

    I remember when we had to wind up the record player with a crank on the side of the cabinet.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 16, 2012

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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Life Before Google

    The internet came out around the time I was in college. For my one (much dreaded but required) public speaking course, I had an assignment to prepare a speech using the internet as the sole source of research. The topic I had chosen was "lucid dreams", and so I searched for lucid...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Antisocial

    I didn't interact with people as much before. I always had my nose in a book. When I was in school, then later whenever I had a break at work, I was reading. I ignored everyone because, to be honest, people scared the hell out of me. When I finally got a computer and figured out...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 14, 2013

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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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    I was working on a Nat (network address translation) lab in IT class today...NAT exists to address the shortage of IPV4 address because of the unpredicted growth of internet usage...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M Dec 17

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    Today I think I did something I've not really done before. I posted to one of the stories about belief or lack of belief. What I said there, and a few other things got me thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I was way before the internet, When Saturday came around we packed our fishing poles and 22 rifles and headed to the small pond about 4 mile. We walked there and fished and played...
    hoganhopper hoganhopper 51-55 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Internet came into my life right around the time when children try to run away from their imaginations and try to be more grown up. I wonder what my teenage years would have been...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    and it was awesome, I was never home always out with friends, getting into all kinds of fun, these days everything is the internet, I totally blame the internet for making me anti...
    rememberthesunshyne rememberthesunshyne 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    It was a simpler lifestyle then. Growing up without it you didn't know what you were missing. The library was my Google. You used a paper phone book. We were not connected to an...
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 27

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    before the internet...people were smarter...we actually learned things instead of thinking that they can be found whenever we needed them then forgotten when the moment passed...
    bolyami bolyami 36-40, M 8 Responses Nov 30

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    in years gone by, people actually had a life!! these days, so many people (not all) have a life that consists of working, and then any other time, either sitting on the internet or...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    i remember using computers with green screens and those huge floppy disks. i remember when if you wanted to talk to someone you actually had to call them and if you wanted to write...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    I can also remember only having several channels on the TV (UK). Simple times.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I remember playing first person perspective games on the Commodore 64 and not being called *F*, Dipshit, or any number of other names because there was not an online community of...
    djjak djjak 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I miss seeing people without their faces in devices. I have an entire closet of board games that never get played anymore. No one wants to put together the puzzles anymore. How...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    insecureugly insecureugly 18-21, T Dec 7

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    Seriously, we use to have hockey talkies all the town on sleep overs, and our Dsi's in sleep overs when you put it under the sheets and lower your brightness to not get in trouble...
    marebare303 marebare303 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    People have become way to sensitive
    john1818 john1818 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    Well I am 27 so this is from my earliest memories, but than I was obsessed with computers from age 3. The first computer I had was a three year old Apple IIe the first thing I did...
    drsepheroth drsepheroth 26-30, M Nov 30

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    One afternoon, a friend called me at work to tell me that *****, the guy I had, secretly, been desperately in love with, had broken up with his girlfriend of several years. To say...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Hey i have no life I never graduated, never had a prom, never had some cute love story happen in my life, even though i have my true love... we never had a nice cute story though...
    beckybecks224 beckybecks224 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    I got good friends and internet friends whenever i have to ask a deep question i just go to the internet homie or homegirl but i always kept in mind this person could be a phoney...
    andranik andranik 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My closet friends are the ones that are miles away from me. its a shame that I buy my friends christmas and birthday presents before my sisters brothers, mother in law, brother in...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Back in my day, the deluded self loathing and fantasies of persecution that tormented the weak teenage mind could only find outlets in diaries or weepy phone conversations to like...
    Tyrrmack Tyrrmack 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Logun617p1yt2 Logun617p1yt2 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    We are programmed by society to live our lives according to a set and proven set of rules. We finish school, go to university, get a good job, meet the right girl, get married and...
    HavingFun138 HavingFun138 46-50, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do with my life anymore. I just feel as if life is passing by and I'm not doing anything with it. Another year has passed by and I haven't done anything...
    deepu101 deepu101 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have a painful time going through life and here's why.... Hey I'm on my sisters account and she allows me but it's 4th grade that pins me to the wall. I am in 4th grade and have...
    QueenChelsea121 QueenChelsea121 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've so many mistakes in my life. Of course I cringe when I think about the stupid things that I've done but I honestly wouldn't change them because with each mistake I learned...
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hired Rand Internet marketing to do an in depth task on Search engine marketing for my Web-site. We had a agreement which they agreed to acquire my website on this primary page...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    The problem with online friendship is that when things go wrong, we split. When I say something that makes you uncomfortable, or when you offend me, we’ll go our separate ways...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 12 Responses Dec 7

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    I have a life outside the internet. I am actually pretty social. But I have also been apart of twitter for years and was on instagram before everyone I know was on it, and I met...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M Dec 8

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