Share Your Knowledge About the Days b4 the Internet

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  1. DeJulez

    DeJulez Red Belt

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    Yea no shit.
    Everyones like "I had to watch porn this way"
    How bout you just go fuck a real women, because that shit hasnt changed since day 1 and is still cherished by all.
     
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  2. Omegaboy13

    Omegaboy13 Sweepin' Your Leg

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    Just watched Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid 90’s. God I had forgotten so many things.
     
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  3. 12ga.

    12ga. Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Had to bury Playboys behind shed in back yard to get my groove on. DIdnt have to marry them but still had to meet girls parents before they would let you fuck them. Had to buy condoms from a pharmacy were not free everywhere even from school like now. I'm solid X..a 70s child. When Ronald Regan was God

    Run DMC
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    nuff said
     
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  4. ICHEERTHEBULL

    ICHEERTHEBULL Brown Belt

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    If you reset the box at the back it would unscamble on a different number for about 2min. I ended up recording hours of material this way
     
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  5. MusterX

    MusterX Titanium Belt

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    Yep, my grandmother had a party line. People these days, hell, people in this thread, can't even comprehend what a party line is like. You pick up your phone to use it and you hear someone talking, that's your neighbor on the phone. Hang up and wait until later. You could spy on them and listen to the conversation but back then people were generally more honest and would simply hang up.
     
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  6. rj144

    rj144 Red Belt

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    Yeah, I remember those days when we use to type out all words instead of putting numbers in them (b4) like idiots.

    ;)
     
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  7. Dirt Road Soldier

    Dirt Road Soldier Salt the flesh! Fuck the wound!

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    I still confuse the hell out of my girlfriend by actually memorizing the address and route I need to take to get somewhere. I dont use GPS at all, and she just cant wrap her head around it. We have a camping trip planned this summer, cant wait to see her reaction to me using an actual compass and elevation map to navigate.

    And I still rarely respond to text messages, if it's that important people know to call me. They dont call, must not be important.
     
  8. MaureenCretis

    MaureenCretis Black Belt

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    You weren’t the centre of the universe before the internet. You still aren’t now, and you never will be.
     
  9. I Am Legion

    I Am Legion Red Belt

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    As great as the Internet is, it has changed people. For all of the great uses, such as information sharing, and entertainment value, it has made a generation of people socially inept. It has also ruined attention spans, and kids today need instant gratification, zero patience development.
    In the 80s you never wanted to be inside. Summer, winter, you were out with your friends no matter what. No one sat in with their devices. We also used our imagination....we would create these games that the whole block would be in on....Man Hunt, tag games, kickball it didn’t matter. I see kids today glued to their phones even when they are with people. There is an issue with people being really present. We go camping with 13 other families. We sit around the campfire listening to music and drinking and telling stories. The older kids explore. But the 12 and under group, all go into a camper and play on their phones and zombie out. It’s scary.
     
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  10. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs SAXOPHONE

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    The complaining was still at a normal volume.

    Of all people Ad Rock touched upon the thing that strikes me hardest about the internet in the BEASTIES book. Before the internet you didn't know shit and you didn't even know you didn't know shit. Everything you wanted to learn you had to go out and piecemeal the concepts and methods together, you have to trial and error and experiment yourself. If you were lucky you would run into a person further along who could give you tips or mentor.

    The good thing online is the vast array of knowledge at the our fingertips. The bad thing is the lack of valuable road time and experience that would temper impatience and arrogance. It's like everything is available to us but we're already bored by it all and looking for that next thing.
     
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  11. Kanuck99

    Kanuck99 Green Belt

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    Writing reports on a typewriter. FML, when I would make a mistake.
     
  12. Drain Bamage

    Drain Bamage Brown Belt

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    Life before the internet

    You could be a POS one day but then decide to change your life and really change things about your life quickly

    Nowadays all this social media keeps you in perpetuity, you can't change who you are anymore
     
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  13. SoberAwakening

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    This were used for both educational and disciplinary reasons.

    If I got in trouble, my mother would pick a page and tell me to start transcribing the words onto a sheet of paper and only stop when she told me to. OR she would make me do a paper on a specific subject in the encyclopedia.

    My father on the other hand would tell me to stick out my arms, palms facing the sky. He would stack books in my hand. If I dropped them, I'd get an ass whooping. OR I had to walk around the room with the encyclopedias over my head and not bring my arms down until he told me not too.

    Good times.
     
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  14. SoberAwakening

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    - Playing outside until the street lights came on
    - Renting and rewinding VHS tapes to the beginning of the movie because some dildo didn't do it before.
    - TGIF = a two hour block of wholesome ABC television on a Friday night.
    - Always having 25 cents (and then eventually 50 cents) in my pocket in case of an emergency. Also, had my mom's work beeper.
    - Actually going to the library to checkout books and read.
    - Going over to my buddies house to sleepover and watch skinemax.
    - There was no online bullying. If you were getting bullied, you were seeing and feeling that stuff in person.
    - Little kids were forced to actually interact with other humans in public places instead of having an electronic device in their face. I'm about to have a baby girl and I promise you she will not have any kind of electronic device in front of her face for a looonnnnggg time.
     
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  15. HeffDoesWant

    HeffDoesWant White Belt

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    I knew peoples phone number.

    And it wasnt just news you wanted!!!


    That was how the guiness book of records was invented.
     
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  16. sakfjgadsyukgf

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    Pornos with plots? Remember those? Lol. Like, it's not just enough that this guy and this girl are banging- there had to be an actual back story about how the pool boy came over to the rich bored housewife's place or something. And of course you'd be fast-forwarding through them on the VHS. Seems so weird now
     
  17. Fedorgasm

    Fedorgasm Silver Belt

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    I actually like porn with storylines. If the acting is not terrible then it's pretty cool to get to know the main chick and build up some anticipation, it makes the payoff better when you finally see her naked.
     
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  18. danny23

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    I'm a generation Z'er and I don't know life without it.

    My generation grew up with technology and could use it before they could even speak well. Life before the tech age seems to be a different world altogether.
     
  19. TankAbbott4Eva

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    - I used to jack it to lingerie sections of department store catalogues
    - I used to have to call girls on their home phone where anyone could answer (you didn't want the dad)
    - Hard to do your homework on e's you had just bought
    - No chat forums (duh)
     
  20. PolishHeadlock

    PolishHeadlock Putin Belt Platinum Member

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    Movie any good?
     

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