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I was typing in the address for gmail about a minute ago and a thought struck me. My God, how far the internet has come. I remember when AOL was the only way you could get to it, and everything was reached through keywording in the program--it was browser, chat program, networking site all rolled into one, and it was dialup.

That got me thinking about the OS I was using at the time. Windows Tabworks. The 3.x version. Whooof. Everything's gotten so much... depth since then. It's absolutely fascinating.

Those of you who are my age or older--remember. You were alive for the birth of the public access internet.

Holy shit balls. We are old. ;P

Date: 31 Aug 2010 21:08 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloverfire.livejournal.com
I was talking with my sister the other day and she mentioned that she felt bad for people who were born before her and thus had to live without DVDS. The tone of voice she used implied that a world without DVDs (and more specifically, The Sims) was somehow akin to a chaotic age of despair.

My attempt to tell her about a world before cell phones and Harry Potter was met with polite skepticism. But seriously, I am slightly stunned every time I think about technology and how generic things like the Iphone have become. Sometimes even regular phones still seem amazing. I am talking to someone super far away, I am potentially able to converse with somebody that lives on the other side of the world, my conversation is going into OUTER SPACE and then being bounced back down to that person. This shit is magical.

Date: 31 Aug 2010 22:32 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] egamst3k.livejournal.com
My current PHONE is as more powerful than my SECOND computer.

This amuses me to no end.

MicroSD cards can hold more storage than my first hard drive while being smaller than a dime.

It used to take 10 minutes to download 1Mb with my first modem @ 28.8kbps (we sprung for the upgrade over the 14.4kbps). Now it takes less than two seconds.

I didn't have a cell phone until I was 17 and was able to pay for it myself.

No one seems to recall that 1337 came before :).

My first screen weighed 80lbs. and took up a fourth of my desk. Mounting it on the wall involved heavy-duty screws and a stud.

MY WATCH IS SOLAR-POWERED AND SYNCS ITSELF TO THE ATOMIC CLOCK IN DENVER,CO.

%#!* I feel old, but incredibly cool to be alive.

Date: 2 Sep 2010 05:52 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellosong.livejournal.com
I mean, FUCK! Think of how ridiculous it'll be in another 10 years!

Date: 1 Sep 2010 03:08 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selkie-maiden.livejournal.com
Ha! ...Remember when the internet was called the "information super highway"?

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