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Internet Report From The 80’s

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by neontrail, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    2000 to 2500 home computer users in the Bay area. Wow!
     
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    Har har....

    Little did they know at the time - that was (and could be) the beginning of the end of PRINTED newspapers. They're digging themselves a hole to jump in it. :p
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    "Even though the electronic newspaper isn't as spiffy looking as the ads imply..."

    Awesome.

    GREAT find!
     
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    My mom worked for United Technologies in the 80's and we had a computer at home so she could dial into their network in the evenings and on weekends. I used to play games on it through the modem and thought I was really high tech. I guess I was, for the time.

    That vid brings back lots of cool memories.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    You are SOOO right!
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    I'm kind of old fashioned. I still walk out to the mailbox every morning to get a newspaper, read it with my breakfast, and do the crossword with my coffee. I hope the newspapers never give up.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:52 AM
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    My dad's about your age, and he does the same thing. He said that he likes the feel of the paper, etc.

    He got me a subscription to the B'ham news one year for Christmas in the hopes I would follow in his footsteps. I found that I only really read the sports section on Sundays during football season. Otherwise I got my news from AL.com, which has all of the same stories. I cancelled the subscription b/c the only time I read it was when I felt guilty, and it mostly ended up in the recycling bin. He just said, "It's a new world."
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    It is a new world. I'll go online for local news once in a while. They let you comment on it which is a nice feature. You can read what other people are thinking. But I still want a real paper on the table in the morning.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    Its kind of interesting seeing this. I'm only 31, but when I was growing up I had to type all my research papers on a typewriter that had (gasp) flying erase! My uncle, who is a dairy farmer had an Apple computer. It was hooked up to a Zenith TV set. He used it to store information about all his cows and their medical needs, records, etc. It had a few games on it that we would play.

    We didn't get a computer until probably around 1995. I didn't go online until my first year of college in 96'. Back then the "internet" was basically lists of directories. There wasn't much there.

    Now I work in tech out here in Silicon Valley. If only I could go back in time and invest in all that "wacky" technology, I'd be loaded right now.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    "This is an experiment..............we're not in it to make money.".....................................:rolleyes:.........aaaahahaha
     
  12. Jan 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    2 hours to download a paper!! well i can't talk i just got rid of dial up at my house like 4 months ago
     

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