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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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 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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    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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    I think I was like 12 when we first got one of those old school 90s computers that are real bulky in the back and take up so much space, I can't even remember why we got a computer...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Oct 13

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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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    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 Oct 14

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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 24 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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    Ahhh... Don't you sometimes wish you could go back to the days before the internet, just for a little while?
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 20 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 a week 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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    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 6 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 7 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 2 Responses 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 a week 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 5 days ago

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    Say whhhhhhhaaaaaaattttttttt?
    Cwitmer19 Cwitmer19 13-15, M 4 Responses 2 days 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 5 days ago

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    Sometimes, chaos comes into life catching you by surprise....The equilibrium you worked so hard to maintain is tipped off-balance....The ball of the pendulum is swayed from one...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I feel this way, but I realized many key aspects these couple of days. I attended a Placebo concert, their music is amazing but the live performance was insane!! so cool...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F 1 Response 6 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 3 Responses Oct 11

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    - Allah (God) - My mother - Internet - My EP Friends - My mind
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 12 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 Oct 13

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    Through out my whole entire life I always put others before my own needs; The reason behind why I do so is because I never had any one to fully support me or stand behind me. So...
    Lstill1976 Lstill1976 36-40, F 10 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 know many of my friends know what a crazy life I lead.... But I just wanted to write it, so maybe, In future days, when things settle down.. I can look back ... And think .. Oh...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 3 days ago

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