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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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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    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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    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...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 14, 2013

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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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    Life before the internet was one where I didn't sit in front of a box and type conversations to people around the world. That sucked. Life before the internet was me, younger...
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M 1 Response May 17

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    Life before the Internet was like living life in the woods with oil lamps and other old-fashioned items used back in the day.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    I miss life before the Internet! I took my mom and aunt out for dinner last night and my mom sat on her phone the entire night!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 3 Responses May 20

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    I may be "old enough" to remember what life was like before the Internet, but I'm also old enough to have all the usernames you want, but can't have. So nana-nana-boo-boo to you...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I wish a buck was still silver It was back when the country was strong Back before Elvis Before the Vietnam war came along Before The Beatles and 'Yesterday' When a man could...
    mombo1969 mombo1969 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 29

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    Remember the annoying sound, trying to logon to the internet using your 14k4 dial up modem? Keeping tje phoneline blocked gor a whole day and swearing you would never do that again...
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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    Well I remember my mother catching is on our way out the door and made us eat breakfast and had a lunch packed at 8:00 am we wouldn't get home untill dark or after cause we were...
    samara11besc samara11besc 51-55 May 6

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    Till 1998 i have not even seen how a real computer looked like. My first encounter with a CRT monitor was in august 2000. Later in that month i wrote my first c program. And by the...
    Urbanbuddy Urbanbuddy 31-35, M 1 Response May 9

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    when the bus was a Quarter the pay phone was a dime and mom screamed down the block when dinner was ready.....
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 29

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    I find myself watching period piece type movies and tv shows and thinking "If they had just had a cell phone or caller ID"... Then I remember I grew up without those things and we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    In fact, being 75 years old, I even remember (dimly) the Second World War, and posted a paragraph about it a few days ago which was pulled by the EP robot police for reasons as yet...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 7 Responses May 9

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    I remember waiting all day to hear my favorite songs come on the radio. Also, waiting for CDs to come out.
    radiantorchid radiantorchid 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I remember trying to record songs from the radio every week. In the end every song on my tape startes with a piece of a jingle and ended with the dj talking. Good times.
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 5 Responses May 13

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    we all depend on our phones and technology these days,too much time looking down at our phonesmeeting new people in so many waysbut walking arounbd silent like drones where...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14

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    everything seemed simpler than. I want it back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 15

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    when was that? Hundred years ago
    Elisef Elisef 51-55, F 6 Responses May 20

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    LOL!
    SirQuaggie SirQuaggie 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    When conversing with actual people is a thing, and going out to eat doesn't require the food to be "pretty" for instagram.
    gypsydreams gypsydreams 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I miss the old days when our family all together watched the same tv or movie on one computer, instead of everybody looking at their own personal gadgets these days..
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    we all depend on our phones and technology these days,too much time looking down at our phonesmeeting new people in so many waysbut walking arounbd silent like drones where...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M May 14

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    I am 27, I also have this ability, but I think it's a good one, and an amazing gift, these young kids should not be terrified, it may come from meditation, praying, or just deep...
    guiexperience guiexperience 26-30, M May 19

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    because i loved you .... because i loved you when you were saying we cant walk same way together again suddenly without any reasons , because you dont know how deep it hurts when...
    ThePoet1 ThePoet1 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    June 8, 1981 By Walker Percy A View of Abortion with Something to Offend Everybody Covington, La. -- I feel like saying something about this abortion issue. My credentials as an...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am a Christian. I have been one for 10 or 11 years. I struggle with same-sex attraction (though I didn't always consider it a struggle). I knew since I was five or six years old...
    AaronForever91 AaronForever91 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Running Wild- I started drinking beer and wine at age 12 and sampled hard liquor at 14. The first time I moved on to the hard stuff at 14 I distinctively recall waking up on a...
    VerdadEzLaVida VerdadEzLaVida 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Life broke. Shell cracked. Out came the dragon. Dragons don't go back inside eggs very well. Hello, world. So I wrote about 10% of 10 conversations. To someone I barely know...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Apr 29

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    I love to travel and I get paid to travel - one of the reasons why I love to travel is to meet people and visit new places and cultures. The food, the night life, the entertainment...
    truebluetravelpreneur truebluetravelpreneur 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    Internet friends seem more supportive than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as...
    RebeccaIsAwesome01 RebeccaIsAwesome01 13-15, F May 18

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    I felt like I was gonna die today. I've never had a panic attack like that before. it was freakin scary. I guess I had a bunch of stress on me so my doctor told me to take it easy...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've been trying so hard lately, before I just didn't care about myself. I recognise the changes I need to make and I apply them at times but sometimes it's just out of my hands...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I knew I'm not the one doing this, everyone who had access to the internet does this do. But if it will interfere with productivity and output perhaps it should controlled. I knew...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 May 15

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    What is Life? Life is complex Life is beautiful It's beautiful Life is rich and amazing Life was given to us by God Life is limited So why waste time? Each and everyday is a...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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    like, why the hell do you people troll? I've never understood why. I am actually proud to say that I've never trolled on the internet in my entire life. its just something im not...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    its amazing how one simple choice can change your live forever, for the good that is, & make you a better person than you were before.
    fabxcoolxdang fabxcoolxdang 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I didn't use to think that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Recently, I have had quite a few life changing events that have happened. Looking back on some things, I probably would have changed some things sooner, but I can’t control the...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 5

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    Just having a bad day, wondering where I went wrong in my life. I feel like such a failure some days, like today. I don't know how I managed to end up married and divorced before...
    ifollowmyownstar ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F May 7