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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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    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...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 14, 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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    All I remember is that though my siblings and I were provided with PC, the access to internet was impossible; for our education was a major concern for our parents. At that time...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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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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    the one thing I hated growing up was the AOL sign on sound(s). Now looking back on it I LOVE it now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1UY7eDRXrs
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 23

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    At the risk of sounding like a Monty Python Yorkshireman, indeed so! And no mobile 'phones either. In fact- as a child in the 70s- only about half the houses in our street had so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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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 1 Response May 14

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    everything seemed simpler than. I want it back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses a week ago

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    when was that? Hundred years ago
    Elisef Elisef 51-55, F 6 Responses 3 days 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 3 days 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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    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 4 days 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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    Ok, we want to end the injustice of the killing of babies before they ever got a chance to love and be loved. Innocent people who never did anyone any harm. But we can't say no...
    georgekirk georgekirk 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 1 Response May 14

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    I do believe internet friends are real, I met the love of my life through the internet, through EP actually. And what we have is more real that anything I've ever felt, thank you...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 27

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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 10 hrs 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

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    I did get in touch with their Business office nevertheless and so they referred me to a wonderful affiliate marketing and advertising sort system which can take the creativeness...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I believe in internet flings but not in substantial relationships because in reality you'd spend your time with this person face to face and sometimes you form amazing online...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F May 11

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    My brother shot himself in the head Sunday morning ,, 1 week from getting the news His Ex wife and Mother of his only child had died from cancer ,,she is now an Orphan ,,not alone...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F May 1

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    You might be trying to find the best indian web hosting, should you live in any section of India. Take a look at your site that is hosting that is online to find out what sort of...
    judiejjw74 judiejjw74 26-30, M 1 Response May 8

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    Before you marry someone, you need to make them use a computer with slow internet, and you'll see who they REALLY are.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    My city called me home long before I was ever willing to listen. It's been said when she wants you, she calls you. She courts you like a mistress, teasing, calling, nudging, and...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 30