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Windows 7: 25 Years: How the Web began

30 Dec 2015   #21
A Guy

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I had a See 'n Say

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30 Dec 2015   #22
thelma

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
Well, I was at least half the age I am now than I was back in '90 and one thing we all have in common is that WE had a childhood before the internet. We are the generation that knew what life was before the internet and we are also the only ones who will ever speak, as it were, both languages. We are the only fluent translators of Before and After.

How many remember the Dewey Decimal System? That was the filing system used in libraries and the alpha numbers found on thousands of index cards that was kept well organized within what was called the "card catalog" and if we wanted to know what the meaning of life was we actually had to finger through that card catalog, find the book and read it!! OMG! Can you imagine?

And when we had a group project, there was no Facebook or google docs which meant we had to ask all the hard, embarrassing questions in person then jot notes down on paper in a spiral notebook made of paper that had a cardboard cover, front and back.

We went to the store to buy the latest music release on a Long Playing (LP) album made out of vinyl and we didn't have cells phones so we could call our friends to tell them all about it till we got home and used the land line. GASP! (you can google landline too.)

How many here remember maps? You know, the kind that are made of paper and once unfolded, never seemed to fold up right again. We didn't have google maps, maps quest, GPS's. We had what was called a sense of direction. (I do believe that is googlable as well )

Yes... those were the good 'ol days. Where will society be in 20 yrs? Kind of scary. Makes me think of that T-Shirt where the prehistoric man walks slumped over and evolves to the biped man standing upright then evolves back to the guy slumped over the computer. Gives new meaning to the saying of, "what goes around comes around".
Yesssssssssss, I could not put it better ! I was born in 1951 and what a time to live in, I am so lucky and I know it !
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30 Dec 2015   #23
BorisTheAnimal

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I was only white stuff back then.
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30 Dec 2015   #24
mjf

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DonnaB View Post
We went to the store to buy the latest music release on a Long Playing (LP) album made out of vinyl ....
I have a heap of them and consider buying a new turntable. They are actually coming back into fashion but I will need to buy a good new stereo amp and then there is the speaker upgrade issue.
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30 Dec 2015   #25
DonnaB

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Hehe... I was born in 1960.

@ A Guy....

I remember playing with a "The farmer says See N Say" (the cow says...Moooo!) Not the one armed bandit kind they have now, but one with a string that had a little ring on and if you pulled the string too hard it would break and you were doomed.

@ mjf

I was going to through my attic last week and found a box of several of my old albums. At the bottom of the box were those little adapters you needed to play 45's. Wal-Mart had a pallet of portable turntables (the kind that came in a suitcase with a handle) on display before the Holidays.

@ thelma

The other day I was listening to Marlissa sing "Yesterday" on youtube. My 18 year old daughter looking over my shoulder says, "Oh I love that song". I told her that was a Beatle song and she says, who?? :shocked: I can't even "imagine" where we would be without the Beatles.

@ BorisThe Animal

Yes my dear, you missed out on the best of times. So sad....
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30 Dec 2015   #26
thelma

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Playing in the street, badminton, footy, ( hardly any cars and they stopped ! ), reading strip mags together, the milk-, vegetable's and cool- man all with horse and cart, bread delivered each day, freezing cold house, only warm in the kitchen in winter, my toothbrush frosted in the glass, those were the days . Sounds like the middle ages now.

In Holland, they brought out a book about the 50 ties with many pictures last year. It's called, " the golden years" and it has chapters on everything from housing to music, from trains to TV, telephone, hoovers and so on.
It was a massive success no 1 sale for weeks on end!
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30 Dec 2015   #27
DonnaB

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Hoovers? Here in the States a Hoovers was/is a vacuum cleaner that actually sucked, lasted for generations (my mom pasted hers down to me and she bought it when I was pre-teen. Works great!!)

Remember the TV repair man? Now if the TV breaks you toss it out and go buy a new one. Same with many luxury appliances. Back in the 80's I had bought a Maytag washer/dryer set. Those luxuries lasted 15+ years. Now you're lucky to get one to last 5 years and when you flick the "metal" with your finger they go pinnng! instead of pong..

Speaking of ping pong, how better to spend a rainy day. I was raised in a neighborhood that was 3 blocks by 3 blocks and there were only two ways in or out. Everybody knew everybody and we were all friends even though our ages spanned years. We would all gather at "the 4 corners" where a side road and main road crossed to play kickball for hours. Same corner intersection that would flood during a heavy rain and we would gather with our bikes to have what we called spray races. That's where you ride your bike through the floods as fast as possible to see who could create the biggest spray kind of like a water skier would do but we did it with our bikes.

How about jump rope? Do they even sell those things anymore? Kids now a days have no idea how to have real fun.

thelma, you and I could go on and on and... Hooray for the good 'ol days.
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30 Dec 2015   #28
ThrashZone

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All I noticed is there was not 1 mention of Al Gore he said he invented the internet
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30 Dec 2015   #29
DonnaB

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Hah! Al Gore... (pfft! wave of the hand)

WE (us kids who used their imagination) invented the internet! Or was that networking?

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30 Dec 2015   #30
Ranger4

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I was born in 1941 & we lived on a rural property. We had a 32 volt home lighting plant with batteries & an engine driven generator to charge them. Cooking was on a fast combustion wood stove. Rainwater only for drinking & bore water for washing & bathing. No hot water system & chip heater in the bathroom for heating the bath water.

The phone was magneto type where you cranked the handle & waited for the operator to ask what number you wanted. The radio was a 6 volt wet battery powered console with a AM & short wave bands. Records were played on wind up gramophone at 78 rpm.

It might seem by the standards of today as a terrible life, but it really was very pleasant.
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