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Old 12-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #16
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But then, how would some of us increase our post count? That's really, really important, you know. One day could mean hundreds of lost posts.
lol. BoMac, go post what you are breathing right now.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #17
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Thanks for sharing all your memories of 1995, guys but... the point is could you do this now? I'm not trying to make Interference a ghost town for one day but this should be an interesting exercise to carry out, eh? No internet whatsoever for 24 hrs. Are you up to it?
Yes. I've done it before - it's definitely possible, and actually kind of nice. I can't escape from the internet at work, as I have to use it a fair bit for my job, but if I wasn't at work, sure.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:35 PM   #18
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back then, i'd just mostly hang out in my room listening to music and reading books. i also watched a lot of tv. i also did spend time on the computer, but again this was pre-internet. i'd just like type up documents and stuff, like song lyrics

oh, i also had the time back then to rank every U2 song and come up with a huge chart. this had to have been in 95 or early 96, all i can remember is lemon was #1. can't remember what was after that or even my least favourite track, but if i had to guess, it was probably the wanderer.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:39 PM   #19
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It's pretty difficult to go a day without internet.

In 1995, youtooellen was a good... 5 years old. If I can remember back then, little youtooellen would go to the little kids school to color inside the circles, learn how to write in cursive, and watch her Blue's Clues... joining Blue on his absurd adventures. Sometimes little youtooellen would watch X-Files and get nightmares.

Much of the evening would be spent practicing her times tables.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #20
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I recall still playing on the computer in 1995. I had this computer game where you invented your own golf course with a lot of fun options.

I was four at the time. I used to live in a townhouse that had three floors, which was crazy. The computer was on the third floor, which was a pretty plain room with a large window and an extra bed.
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Good thread Zoot.



well, I was probably styling my mullet.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #22
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Okay people, let's pretend that it's 1995 or something... you know, before the internet came into common usage... and describe your typical day for me. See if you can re-create that typical day in 2008. A day without the internet.
I don't know about anyone else, but the internet was pretty much in full swing (to the proportionate extent for the times) in my world in 1995, and was part of how I made a living for my family which included a newborn.

To go back to a day without internet in some fashion, I'd have to go to say 1991 or 1992. But then my day would look like this:

sex
hustle
music
school
drink
music
sex
drugs
music
sex
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I do agree though, the internet as we know it now occupies far more of our time than we ever thought it would, but that largely has to do with the increased portability of the technology (ie devices) that can access it. In 1994, say, my internet usage would be mainly at work and school, simply because of the machines that accessed it, and their availability (esp price) to the general public. Now, we can be on the internet while we jog. Crazy.

Sometimes it's good to just step away.
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Somehow, I don't believe any of that.

A day without the Internet would suck for me because I'm actually a computer program.
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I could go a day without internet have done it before. Like Thora said it is rather nice to do

My work requires the use of a computer so the temptation is always there to just check my mail or look something up real quick lol.
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well, I was probably styling my mullet.
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The only time I go a day without the Internet is when I'm really sick or am stuck at work all day and the only things that matter are eating, taking a shower, and sleeping.
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My new apartment doesn't have internet. So, when I move there next week I'll let you know how I manage to survive. I'm actually looking forward to it. I love talking to people, but I think I'd get a lot more work done without the internet distractions. I've got a mobile anyways, so I might as well use that when I want to talk to people.
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Good thread Zoot.



well, I was probably styling my mullet.

a wig/hairpiece perhaps or reliving Bono 1985 days?

muhahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What I wouldn't give to see this picture...!



btw i don't recall mullets being in style in 1995 so sounds like a fashion reject to me.
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I recall still playing on the computer in 1995. I had this computer game where you invented your own golf course with a lot of fun options.
is it the same computer you have now?
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'95 was a great year. Far out, it was great. I was in college, so I'd spend all day playing with art materials. I'd get up at 5am to get there, get home about 6pm, eat tea that my mum cooked for me, then spend half the night doing work and painting and stuff. I had my radio on continually. I had a perfect life packed into a 3m X 4m bedroom. The internet? Pfft! I didn't have time for the internet. I still don't.
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