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I Remember Life Before Computers

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    I'm Old Enough...

    to remember the time when computers didn't play such a central role in our lives. They are basically everywhere, so I guess the fear of computer terrorism isn't that unfounded. I had to write my homework papers in a typing machine, and since I'm not that great of a typist it was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2008

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    I Remember Life Before Computers, And Maybe That Was The Best Time...

    As the title says, I remember. Cars didn't need a specialist to be repaired. There were people that actually checked our groceries out and they were carried to the car for us. We read, we gardened, we did things to improve our actual lives. We communicated. I realize we are...
    Anotsooldlady Anotsooldlady 46-50 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    I Really Remember A Time When A " Computer " Was A Human

    Yes, I didn't know that at the time, but until about the end of World War  II the word "computer" meant a person who did computing, a common occupation back them. Astronomers used human computers to figure orbits; the military during the war also used a lot of human computers...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 70+, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    Way Back When

    Yes, I can recall the way the world was before the Commodore 64... It was a time when I wrote everything down on paper, with a pen. It was a time when I played electronic games only in disreputable pool halls and pinball parlours. When I got a lot more letters than I do now ...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 6 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Life Was Simpler

    I can remember coming home from school and doing my homework, then going outside to play. In a way, computers - and the internet in general - enslave us.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jan 9, 2012

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    The Corner Is No Longer Safe

    On the weekend newscast, I heard that a woman was attacked in a park "on the northwest side" as she was leaving the EL. The area by the park is the "4500 block of Montrose Avenue". I felt cold inside. That corner being referred to is the corner I used to get off at early every...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 19, 2013

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    I Think The World Was A Better Place Back Then

    i think back to life inthe 60 and the differance inhow outher treated each other and how much less goveremnt we had in our lifes and how much better life was
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 27, 2011

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    I was 11 before we got a puter.

    It was a commodore 128.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 20

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    Life Before Computers

    ♦ Window was square in a whole room ♦ Application was somthing written in paper ♦ Mouse was an animal ♦ Keyboard was a piano ♦ File was an important material ♦ Hard drive was uncomfortable road trip ♦ Cut was done with knife ♦ paste was done with glue ♦ Web was...
    GangaNarayanan GangaNarayanan 26-30, F Sep 6, 2013

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    I Remember Life Before Computers

    Before Computers  there were typewriters.  That was in my school days.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Jan 8, 2012

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    Well I am 27 so this is from my earliest

    memories, but than I was obsessed with computers from age 3. The first computer I had was a three year old Apple IIe the first thing I did was change the screen resolution second was to crash the computer and third was to figure out in half an hour how to fix the problem. By the...
    drsepheroth drsepheroth 26-30, M Nov 30

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    How On Earth Did We Manage????

    If we wanted to message someone... We wrote a letter....no email, no text messages...no Facebook... If we took a photograph ... We had to wait till the roll of film was finished ... Then we waited a week for it to be processed... And if people wanted to see the photos ... They...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Jul 18, 2013

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    How The Laptop Changed My Life

     I realize the devotion of this catagory to life in general before computers, but when I saw it, it made me think of my own story of life before computers....or at least before I ever touched a PC.  For reasons I won't go into here, I steadfastly refused to own a...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2010

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    Well Maybe Not Before The PC....But Before Laptops Certainly

    Way back in the olden days when Computers were big, heavy, weight a ton, cost thousands of dollars and honestly were not that useful. I remember when the first laptops started making the rounds. Mac Portable anyone? Yeah right. They even had a contraption that allowed you to lug...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    It Sure Was Different.

    I saved a page from the AARP Bulletin from November, 2012, to remind me how things have changed in the computer world; it talks of the first mini-computer in 1962. I was 23 then. In my world there were no "computers" then; there were only "accounting machines." Card sorters were...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 5 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Old Enough

    I am old enough to remember life before personal computers. I have loved computers for a long time, my introduction in 1976 to a mini computer that ran basic(and used a small room space wise). It used paper tape reader to boot the machine!! No graphics in those days!! ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    in years gone by, people actually had a life!! these days, so many people (not all) have a life that consists of working, and then any other time, either sitting on the internet or...
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    It was a simpler lifestyle then. Growing up without it you didn't know what you were missing. The library was my Google. You used a paper phone book. We were not connected to an...
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    I miss seeing people without their faces in devices. I have an entire closet of board games that never get played anymore. No one wants to put together the puzzles anymore. How...
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    and it was awesome, I was never home always out with friends, getting into all kinds of fun, these days everything is the internet, I totally blame the internet for making me anti...
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    I hate university. I'm a freshman in my first semester here and deep down, I feel quite uncomfortable about things here. It's been about 2 months since I started uni and I feel sad...
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