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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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

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

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    In 7th grade my class went on an end of the year trip to cedar point. I have never been on a rollercoaster before this trip so I was sort of excited to try. Well I went on the...
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    Lately I've been having dreams and thinking a lot about a former friend that overdosed on heroin a couple of years ago.. I just keep remembering and replaying the conversations we...
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    People on this site think because u flirt that u are automatically a creeper and don't realize that maybe u want to actually be friends and talk bout ****. How your days goin...
    Kztrust Kztrust 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future. When you feed your faith, your fears will starve to death. It's about stepping out, when you don't...
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    I am a medical professional, a father, a husband. I am also a pornographer, a bisexual, a former drug user, a former thief, and a wannabe adulterer. I love women, but I also love...
    awriteroferotica awriteroferotica 56-60, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I had a hard childhood. I've been a h***** addict since I was 15 years old. One night I was at my dealers house and my dealer told me I could have it for free! I was ecstatic! As I...
    GiveMeHead69 GiveMeHead69 22-25, F 15 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I started being interested in womens clothing when I was about 10. We had an 'au pair' (or live in nanny) staying with us. she was european and one day when she was out of the...
    LesterTV LesterTV 56-60, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm smack bang in the middle of my annual doldrums... I'm thirty-six years old. Might look twenty-six, but the birth certificate says otherwise. I still have no direction...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake 36-40, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I was born in 1993. So, the internet was around when I was growing up. I just wasn't exposed to it until I was about 10 or so. I was 12 when I joined chatrooms. But I clearly...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    That was when I could concentrate..... ((((sigh))))
    Nest38 Nest38 36-40, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Makalah=Sekripsi=Tesis=Disertasi=>PhD
    sujatmika sujatmika 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    what i remember about life before the internet is that my weekends were very lonely,depressing,and boring. i always worked during the week..but when the weekends rolled around, i...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It does seem like a long time ago
    wd402 wd402 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I was born in 1990. Man I feel old..... x( ??????
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 17 Responses 6 days ago

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    FORTRAN on punch cards was my start...
    AeshSme AeshSme 61-65, M 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    Things were so much simpler when there was no internet.Sometimes I think about deleting everything and throwing away my laptop.. that would feel GREAT!!!! Well maybe I will...
    demp89 demp89 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Internet friends are interesting complicated exciting. Some I sit and have morning coffee chatting away, others talk religion politics, or football. Others are there in the...
    willisca49 willisca49 66-70, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Or it's "A BOOTY CALL!" I must be honest. When I came to EP a few years ago? I had no intentions on seeking internet for a friend not to say the least lover. Life changes over...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    This is for a college essay lol, it's probably not a good one to send in, but I liked it. Please give me your opinion My Mother gave birth with one person in her hospital room...
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F a week ago

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    I remember way back when, when most people didn't have internet. Cell phones was these big brick looking things. There is times I miss those days. People interacted with each other...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I used to have one. I am not sure if we are still friend or not because we don't chat much like before. Therefore, I think I had one, but not anymore. She met me online through...
    Tarynymous Tarynymous 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 25

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
    Lost2334 Lost2334 26-30, M Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I wish ppl would read my profile before adding me or trying to chat with me. I am not trying to sound like an EP snob or come off as rude, but I have mostly all the information...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    I've got two daughters who are in their twenties. Both are college graduates and have either completed grad school or are still there. I remember doing papers in college the "old...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 22

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    Bottom line life was so much easier. Was in army as internet kicked off I remember windows 3.2 Ugh Im old. But Ive seen the evolution I cant say its good nor bad but seems society...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Did I have a past life? I was browsing through the Internet today and randomly came across pictures of Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City and oh my gosh.... It is the place I always...
    ella003 ella003 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Once a cheater, right? This is a long story. I met this person, Idk let's call him John, two years ago at a bar, back when we were both basically drunks. We got to talking and I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Even though I do believe that some internet friends are real, I tend to wonder whether they behave in their real life the way they do on the Internet. It makes me want to meet...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I remember the first time I heard a computer dial-up and connect to the internet. Remember that series of dial tones that meant you were just seconds away from a whole new world...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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