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Old 04-27-2006, 08:44 AM   #16
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I used to have to buy these things called "magazines", and then I'd have to hide them under the mattress. Now I just close the browser window! Technology rules.

But I wonder too what I used to do to pass time. I guess I'd watch TV. I dunno. I read probably as much as I used to. I play games still. I use it the internet mostly a work. Or anytime I get stuck on a problem I check google.

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Old 04-27-2006, 09:59 AM   #17
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Read a lot
Went to bed at a decent hour
Worked more overtime

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Old 04-27-2006, 10:01 AM   #18
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It's funny I can't seem to remember when I got into the net. I do remember that I got onto it in earnest in 2001 when I joined interference! Since then I have no clue how I've survived without it!
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:00 PM   #19
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I watched a lot of TV!!

Hey there Jess! Would you believe that we still have snow on the ground here!?! Gotta get round to writing you a letter!!! Since I got my new computer I've been catching up on lost time and been downloading alot of U2 interviews and concerts etc.! The latest being U2s NY concert by the Brooklyn Bridge!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:11 PM   #20
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i listened to the radio. i'm so glad those days are over.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #21
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i watched alot of daytime soaps and those sitcoms at night. listened to radio nonstop. the internet definitely changed all of that.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:32 PM   #22
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I got lost a lot...


I can't imagine trying to write a term paper without the internet, though.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:34 PM   #23
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I got internet the 2nd semester of my freshman year in college that was 1998. Before that time I would read a lot and watch tv. Like others I still do all of that stuff now but when I get bored with them the internet is there
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:37 PM   #24
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Originally posted by LivLuvAndBootlegMusic
I think we first got AOL when I was in 8th grade, so 1995ish. Starting high school, schoolwork, new time commitments, getting jobs...everything changed so it's hard to say where first using the Internet at that point had an effect.
What was I saying? It was 1998 when I was in 8th grade
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:46 PM   #25
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I remember listening to the radio non-stop just to listen to a song. I remember waiting 2 hours to catch Under the Bridge on the radio. Now if I want to hear it it takes a second or two on the net. I kind of forgot how hard it was to do shit like that. We are spoiled.
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:50 PM   #26
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i sat in my room listen to music..read..and do my homework a little neater
watched TV a lot more
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:56 PM   #27
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Remember the good old days when you had to wait for the newspaper to find out the sports stats from the game the night before.

Remember how the newspaper was your only source of news.

If you needed information, you had to physically go to the library or look it up in the encyclopedia.

If a band was performing in your town, the people in your town were pretty much the only ones going, now you are in competition with the whole world for tickets.

Penpals used to be a great way of communicating with people in different countries, and it would only take a week or so for your letter to get there.

Recipes, advice and instructions were only available in magazines and books.

Music and movies were only available at select outlets which were filled with people. I used to have to stand in line to pay bills and do my banking.

SPOILER ALERTS didn't exist, no one knew anything about tv shows or setlists before they actually saw the event.

Adult material was only on the back shelf or in a darkened store in the seedy part of town, now it owns the internet.

The internet is definitely one of the most life altering things in the evolution of human behaviour. Right up there with the wheel, electricity,telephones, motors, airplanes, velcro,teflon and juice paks.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #28
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I remember in high school that my math teacher would take us to the library to get hockey stats off of the internet. Used to have us create fantasy hockey teams as a class project.

Also before the internet I used to do all of my research through books. Was a great excuse to go to the library and socialize with friends Now with a click of the mouse I can find just about everything I need and still socialize .
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:44 AM   #29
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Hi Helen!

Another thing...my U2 news came a lot more slowly before the internet, my only news sources were Propaganda and newspapers/magazines! It all made things a bit more exciting and mysterious though.

Then instead of email I had actual letters and packages from my Penpals from Propaganda! (hcbiggs is one of them from many moons ago. ) I used to have dozens of penpals....it was so nice.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:55 AM   #30
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i believe i was 15 when i first for AOL with that oh so loverly dial up connection... so i guess this is my 10 year internet anniversary.

ahhh those were the days... waiting 45 minutes to get connection to a phone line that wasn't busy so i could spend half an hour online.

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