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Internet is a Generation Old?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hiker, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Hiker

    Hiker Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2008
    Alabama
    Is it the Internet that old? :eek: Say it isn't so!!!
     

  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Kids in my classes don't know a time before Internet.
     
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  3. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    USA
    I've been using it 21+ years, as I'm sure many of us here have. Maybe I should buy it a drink!
     

  4. Hiker

    Hiker Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2008
    Alabama
    May, 1997 here.

    It was more than half the homes at that time in the U.S. We miss dial-up, right?
     
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  5. Steve Ouimette

    Steve Ouimette Tele-Holic

    522
    Aug 17, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I was working at Microsoft when it "came out". One of the guys I knew came over to my place and installed a modem and Mosaic (the first browser?). 24k modem. Dial up. Slow as molasses.

    We used to go to Barnes and Noble to get Internet Directories that literally listed URL's like the yellow pages. Pre-Google, Pre-Ask Jeeves...pre-everything!
     
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  6. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    I remember thinking I was cool with a 56k modem.
     
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  7. Sleepyscholar

    Sleepyscholar TDPRI Member

    77
    Mar 2, 2015
    Nagoya, Japan
    The Internet goes back to the 60s. I was aware of mailto:, ftp: and news: protocols being used internationally when I was at university in the UK in the early 80s.

    The Web, which I think is what you're writing about, indeed dates to the 90s.

    Generationally, what shocks me is that the young 'uns I teach at university are the first generation I've met who are useless with computers. Computers have been superseded by smartphones.
     

  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Talkin' 'bout thy degeneration
     
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  9. Snowbird

    Snowbird Tele-Meister

    236
    Jul 24, 2014
    Western United States
    Check out this tune by the great Moke

     

  10. VintageSG

    VintageSG Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Huddersfield, UK
    Ah, the memories of connecting to the Cambridge Ring via a split baud modem on a BBC Master. Bang-paths for email addresses, living in a cardboard box at the bottom of a lake, eating a handful of cold gravel.
    We've come a long way in a short time.
     
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  11. 1293

    1293 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 18, 2006
    And yet, I still can't get broadband at my house.
     

  12. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    53
    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    300 Baud modems FTW.

    I ran a dial up BBS system in Houston back in the mid 80s called The Hobbit's Hideaway, we specialized in pirated Apple II games.

    This was way before "The Internet" was invented, but those early BBS systems were certainly a precursor.
     
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  13. TeleFunk Man

    TeleFunk Man Tele-Holic

    Yep, I remember using what was a called Freenet on a dial up modem at 2400 back in 1995. We used to watch quicktime videos the size of a postage stamp at like 10 fps. Now I can stream a 2 hour video in 4k. Pretty cool, not sure if it's progress though.
     

  14. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I remember spending HUNDREDS of dollars a month to call Tokyo from Shikoku to connect to a service provider...
     

  15. lucidspoon

    lucidspoon TDPRI Member

    76
    Apr 5, 2013
    Avon, IN
    We didn't get access till the late 90s, when I was 16 or 17.

    But now, my 3 year old asks if places have WiFi... Last night out for dinner, "I want to watch YouTube. Does this place have WiFi?"

    WTF?!?!
     
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  16. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    I was doing electronic personal banking in 1984 as a trial in Silicon Valley. That was when my stepdaughter was born and now she has a 6 year old.

    300 baud modem at home about 1982. If you did not do that, you do not know what the word, "slow" means.

    Had to walk a block to another building to FAX to Japan about then too.

    Unrelated, but my dad has the best story though. A programmer/systems manager in the late '50s, he had to make a presentation to the board of directors of a company to talk them into buying 5K more of memory.:rolleyes::lol:
     

  17. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    After decades of avoiding having a TV in my dwelling space, which meant finding roommates with the same values, I now can't imagine living without internet at home.
    Pretty sure I've caught something and I want to stay sick.
    That's sick.
     

  18. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Should only be about fifteen minutes - I see a shoulder!
     
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  19. raito

    raito Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    They installed the gigabit fiber at my house Wednesday.

    We've come a long way since the party line we had when I was young.
     

  20. badfish_lewis

    badfish_lewis Tele-Meister

    374
    Jun 26, 2014
    Toronto
    I remember the school librarian in 1995 or so, Grade 5 for me, trying to get us to learn how to run searches "properly" like she knew anything about the internet (she was maybe 900 years old). Think Google put her out of business.
     

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