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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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    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 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I lived with the Amish as a kid. I remember life before electricity! ;)
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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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
    blondegrey2020 blondegrey2020 13-15, M 4 Responses a week 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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Life was simpler- no computers, no cell phones, no facebook and definity no other social media. No internet garbage either. Limitet online games - what a concept. :))
    larrlee larrlee 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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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 6 days ago

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    I can remember people asking me for change for a dollar so they could use the pay phone. I can appreciate the internet but sometimes I miss talking to the people I was helping out...
    bkboxer609 bkboxer609 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I remember limited tv options, time to bike wherever, even to creeks and sand pits, to water drainage ditch/culverts to explore on dry days. Kick-the-can in the summer nights or...
    Soullovr Soullovr 56-60, M 10 Responses Sep 2

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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 2 Responses 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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    I quit Facebook, now I'm thinkin social media in general is not for me anymore. It's more of a habit that doesn't really bring anyone closer. I'm takin it old school!
    SettlerNoMore SettlerNoMore 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and found a website where they make custom handmade wands. 😃My mom said shell give me the money so I can order it as a late birthday present...
    LunaRay19 LunaRay19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I loved reading books and writing letters back in the day. I read a good book instead of surfing the web. I wrote long letters instead of posting updates. Gosh I miss those days...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I remember I used to go outside with my friends and hang out and jump rope etc
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    People were more simple to deal with and get along with = also I had lots of fun going fishing , camping and story telling , lots of out doors adventures with others and also had...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 23

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    Boy, do I love pizza. Pepperoni. Mmm
    ImAPirate ImAPirate 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Hand written letters, typewriters, only land lines unless you had a cb(like truck drivers). Communication is what it's all about.
    grameecarolyn grameecarolyn 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    For all you 90's kids....stick on earrings, beanie babies, Silly Putty, and last but not least...Bill Nye the Science Guy. Can I get an Amen?
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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    Dating Naked on M3TV? Ummmmm is it just me..? Or is reality TV getting more ridiculous?
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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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 43 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 11 Responses a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This past summer (summer 2014) has been by far one of the most terrible I have ever had to live through. Luckily, someone famous once said that bad experiences are there to be...
    gabenator123 gabenator123 16-17, M Aug 31

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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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    I need knew parents I hate my dad and mom they seem to care just for my brother. I'm dead to them. Anyone wanna be my knew parents?. Please it would help a lot
    Juanaomfg Juanaomfg 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    When I was a kid, i used to have a ton of friends, then i moved.... Everyone i knew was gone. After that i never really had any friends. I would always just get through school...
    Snsndmdmam Snsndmdmam 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28

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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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    I want knew parents... Idky tho maybe its because my parents mostly ignore me and mostly love my brother more. They are going ghost on me
    JajaMartinez JajaMartinez 13-15, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    I have never been satisfied about my life, only brief moments..... I have low social skills and very few friends. Please keep reading. Sorry If my English is bad. This is a story...
    Needy18 Needy18 18-21, M Aug 30

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