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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    What, you mean there was life before the Internet? Actually, technically I suppose Internet (then ARPANET, but that's what it was) went international in 1973, before my birth. Oh...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Well before I discovered the internet. I actually had a life before then. I was more sociable, and went out A LOT. I attended many after school programs and had a very good...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Life before birth or life before the Internet. Or is there such a thing. Big Blue is before most our time.
    oreter oreter 70+, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Ok I will have a tirade about how much better life was before internet aimed at you kids who are on your smartphones all day. And I will do this on EP posting from my new iPhone 6...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Honestly I didn't discover internet until I was 13 years old. I of course had played on a computer before, but those were just game discs and what not. Yes that seems strange for...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    This is just based on my Opinion but to me, I'm basing what I am saying on the Obvious. I was born in the 90's so I grew up with the Internet being born but I was not surrounded...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    The internet in the late 90's and early 2000's were awesome. I hate how the internet turned. The internet is so full of **** now, it is sad.
    wastedglory wastedglory 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I remember seeing the Internet in 1991/92 for the first time. The browser was called Netscape. The 'Internet' was only sites in the university. There were no images. Just text. I...
    princecorum princecorum 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 5

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    Not only before the internet......also before the monster!!! Yep, the cell phone. I remember those days when we just dropped into anyone's house without thinking if we are welcome...
    miazeus miazeus 56-60, F 25 Responses Oct 6

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    When I was growing up at the age of six I started taking piano lessons. At the age of nine had my own paper route delivering 40 papers daily except Sunday. Every house had two...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I live in the middle of nowhere internet wasnt really a thing I got into until I was much older because the connection was quite bad It wasnt really worth trying but I am...
    Abusing Abusing 22-25 1 Response Oct 4

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    Internet takes life out of my life
    p7000 p7000 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Well I don't go that far back but I do remember in elementary school when we didn't even know what the internet was. Oh and I remember when my brother had a pager.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Remember having to pull out the phone book to order pizza? Or to call ANYONE for that matter who's number you didn't have committed to memory? ( If you were also around during that...
    redjunior redjunior 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Life is simple and lots of fun playing with real friends and teasing nieghbors ;)
    bing26 bing26 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    No I obviously don't, I'm far too young for that. But I do remember when computers where novelties, I remember when a lot of households including my own didn't have computers. Hell...
    TheCreatorOfAll TheCreatorOfAll 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I hate computers. I'm 18 years old, yet I find them so complicated. Currently citing an essay, but trying to format on this computer is impossible for me. I'm just about ready to...
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    We got to experience the real world fully, in all its wonder and splendour. And man was I bored.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 26

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    Having to go through a card catalog in the school library to find where a book was located. God I hated that .
    theirthere theirthere 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I think in a lot of ways it was better and i miss how people actually stopped and talked to one another. You dont see that as much now a days.  Even in a small town where i...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Those were the best days, I would actually see people instead of just messaging them!
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I miss everything! Lightening Bugs, Bon fires, sweet tea, wading in the dark
    militarymom1364 militarymom1364 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Pretty much...me and the pooch right now xD
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    When you're 50 everyone calls you sir or mister. Iv gotten used to it tho. I mean who in there right mind would object when a beautiful woman walks up to you in smiles and says...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    And how did I find my way from A to Z!? No idea
    noplacetobreathe noplacetobreathe 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    NYC is the bomb.#statue of liberty #freedom tower#selfies#timesquare
    Somke11 Somke11 13-15, M Oct 6

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    And then there was dial-up....
    Lovethebump Lovethebump 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 9

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    I sometimes feel that in the 19-20th century people were illiterally-literate and now people are literally-illiterate.
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 13-15, M Oct 12

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    It was better back then. Everyone had to talk face to face or over the telephone, none of this snapchat, webcam, social networking websites crap. Where all anyone ever does is...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 12

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    The only way to see naked ladies was if you could find your dads playboy stash. And forget about ****, the best you could hope for were the 'Friday night specials.'
    colddeck colddeck 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Going through a few of the stories here and I can't help but to laugh, especially about the phone book ones and the adult magazine ones!
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I could just sit in front of a computer for my whole life. The internet is far more interesting than the real world.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What follows is an account of a dream I had 35 years ago. It was of a place I read about after “seeing” (as in a vision) it in the dream. You’ve heard of it; it’s heaven...
    CallmeIshmael CallmeIshmael 61-65, M 6 hrs ago

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    Haven't posted a story on here in a while. Here goes. So, what has happened to me over the past 8 months. In a nutshell, I got a BF, we had some wonderful times together and some...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I know what you're thinking that it's very bad to meet someone from the Internet. I know it is. But I really wanted to see how he was like in person so I gave it a shot. There was...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    To begin with, to all the women out there who tell men like me it's all about confidence just be happy with who you are and people will like you. I call BS because for someone who...
    LifesFight LifesFight 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Wasn't like this before. I could tackle any problem. But life is truly hell now, and I don't even know where to start. And my inability to impact change in my own life irritates...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 20 hrs ago

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    I met...let me see...there's that cute salsa dancer/accountant that lived in Canary Wharf, then it was that wealthy, charitable, much older, smart Brummy...then it was a coastal...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F a week ago

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    I had a best friend who was the closest person to me in the world. We'd talk all the time, even when we weren't together, we'd text each other from "good morning" till "good night...
    xmasquirade xmasquirade 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Everything has changed this past 10 months! I had an epiphany, the real, awe-inspiring, shell-shocking revelation that we tend to see in movies etc. I am not kidding you right now...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    October 20. Detaching with Love. Sometimes people we love do things we don't like or approve of. We react. They react. Before long, we're all reacting to each other, and the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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