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Sybill 1 year ago
#5 SNAKE
       
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Roseanna 1 year ago
And BBS's you could dial into, which were like far tinier versions of the Internet. More a local system with text games, files to download, message boards, quite a few other things.
       
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Jeannie 1 year ago
Roseanna,

thank you!

i had one from 1987 on.
       
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Ora 1 year ago
1997 aol chat rooms w bot clients..you would get mp3s while they were still illegal. Before napster limewire, and IRC. first person burning mixes and booting xbox and ps1 games from blockbuster. Bought my honda civic at 16 paid in full.
       
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Aquilla 1 year ago
Ora,

IRC was created in 1990
       
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Brian 1 year ago
The corporate take over of the internet. I so agree. The best part was no popup ads or tracking.
       
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Alice 1 year ago
#18 your modem had nothing to do with your sound, if you changed your dial string to have S25=0 it would mute it.
       
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"This just gave me flashbacks. This is why I think a lot of GenX/early Millenials are pretty tech saavy. There were no GUIs for software, no pretty websites on the internet, nothing to "Google" for help. You had to be so damned persistent but it made you really understand things. Now I teach GenZ students and although they mostly have superior social media skills, they really struggle to understand how parts of a computer function together. I've spent hours trying to explain the difference between a local and remote drive, browsers and enabling extensions, clearing a cache, using suites of apps like Google Apps or Office, etc. Especially with so much college learning shifted to a remote format this year, it really showed some of the holes in our childrens' education in using technology."

 

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