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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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 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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    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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    And it SUCKED!!!!!!!!! The Internet is SO much a PART of my life I can't imagine LIFE without it! FIRST of all....the internet has become 'my LIVING'...I am a webmaster and I...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 21

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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 6 days 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 5 days ago

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    Have u ever thought that in just 14 short years we got iPhones and galaxies I remember life before they existed :0
    Woulfewoof Woulfewoof 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 14

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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 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm pretty glad I had a childhood before the internet.
    jhenifad jhenifad 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Of course I do and it was a good time. Just as this time is a good time. It's just different and young people face a lot more challenges now. I also see a lot of loneliness...
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    It seems so long ago. And in ways, it was. I'm only 25 and I remember when I didn't have the internet, or a computer. Life was real. I wasn't drawn to electronics and addicted. I...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    Ah, how I wish the whole world's internet would just freeze for a day and we could all go back to 4 tv channels, everyone sitting enjoying each others company over a nice game of...
    1amlonely 1amlonely 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I don't know how I coped without the internet. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    When I came up, I didn't have a cell phone, no internet and having a VCR was a big deal. I'm worried about kids who are dependent on their phone, Facebook, etc. Critical and...
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 13

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    ...but it is really good to be able to talk about difficult, challenging and risque subjects with total strangers who do not judge you. Only the internet can enable this kind of...
    Geoff76 Geoff76 56-60, M Sep 14

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    Life is simple and lots of fun playing with real friends and teasing nieghbors ;)
    bing26 bing26 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When you didn't have that anticipation of talking to someone on chat?!? It was simple. Pleasant. No time zones no anonymity. No wishful thinking?!! Oh those were the days. Man I'm...
    MeLBear133 MeLBear133 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Yup I remember those times. If you had a dedicated computer phone line and a 28.8k baud modem you were the ****. I don't think anything is that slow anymore.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Who remembers pagers? Huh!?
    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 42 Responses Sep 5

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    Hell, I remember huge black and white TVs, dial phones, phone booths for a dime, cheap gas and a fill up gave you free glass wear.
    MrPlank MrPlank 51-55, M 9 Responses Sep 6

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    I remember using those really big apple computers in school. Then my father brought home a computer for first time. It was the weirdest thing. One thing I don't miss was the dial...
    truthexplodes truthexplodes 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 11

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    Whatever happened to people talking face-to-face?
    thr080766 thr080766 46-50, M 10 Responses Sep 15

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    I'm 27 and technology is the devil lol not really but you get what I'm saying I was baffled when I saw they allow 13-15 year olds on here what ****** experience have you been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 16

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Life before rescuing my little monster was just so grey and sad. It's true, no matter what my dog will always be my bestfriend first, before any human lol Unconditional love at it...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    As I stand in complete darkness I hear screams and cries. I shake not knowing where I am at. While I stand there I feel warm wetness slowly work its way from my wrist to my hand. I...
    XxOutOfLovexX XxOutOfLovexX 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I somehow feel I missed out on life. That in many times, situations and places I just missed out on something terrific through fear. Fear of what? Failure, ridicule, exposure...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    I dont get it, chatted most days about life n the universe, she was doing art exams in egypt, just finished them last sunday, tonight i am blocked!! I hate that so much, guess my...
    strikeslucky strikeslucky 56-60, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Infographics are special graphics which are both educational or comical. As an example, the graphic may signify a time graph of gatherings within your field. These kinds of...
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    Dating a very cute girl from London, Kentucky (I'm from Germany). Met each other in a chat room, both been interested into furry art and stuff like that. She had a weakness for...
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    since I came to the EP, I started to feel much more shy, because did not know how they would react to whom I now call friends of the heart On the internet there people who are...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    By relying a lot of on factors like key phrase density which were completely inside a webmaster's Handle, early serps experienced from abuse and position manipulation. To deliver...
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    OK, so I am one of the few who has passed from this side of life, to the other and back again. My story took place when I was but 20 years old off the island of Oahu. I had been on...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm at a very weird and scary but exciting & hopeful point in my life where I need to completely shed everything old and jump into something completely new. If I don't it will be...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9

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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...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    September 18. Letting the Good Stuff Happen. "Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't do very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at...
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    October 1. Be Who You Are. In recovery; we're learning a new behavior. It's called Be Who You Are. For some of us, this can be frightening. What would happen if we felt what we...
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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    Need to hide this here a while - lending ou my laptop (basic summary of my life from my point of view) I was bullied in school. Every single one. The first by a teacher which of...
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