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Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:14 am
by Enkidu
What was the INTERNET like for you guys back in the 90s?

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:22 am
by wibod
It was much slower, and porn was in 240p

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:43 pm
by Church
I didn't start using the internet until 2009, but I vaguely remember the old download page for the StarCraft demo (which was a whopping 28 megabytes) there was a warning that it might take a few hours to download, or something.

Also, geocities was in its prime. Not sure if any of them existed in the actual 90s, but there were plenty of StarCraft pages.

i think it was harder to pirate music too

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:12 pm
by IskatuMesk
the internet used to be not shit, none of this social media sjw garbage clogging the pipes

napster was the big mainstream piracy spike but pretty sure usenet and such predates it considerably.

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:01 pm
by Krazy
The internet has always had SJWs. Before social media, they just were in their own groups and message boards rather than posting to your timeline and your feed.

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:40 pm
by IskatuMesk
yeah but like the giant black spiders on my ceiling at least you didn't know they existed until they started swimming in your cereal!!

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:47 am
by Church
IskatuMesk wrote:the internet used to be not shit, none of this social media sjw garbage clogging the pipes


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Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:55 am
by IskatuMesk
thankfully ublock origin is great for cleaning out crap from websites. Being able to block out junk like featured links, ad elements, etc. makes everything so much cleaner. And you can still use html gmail.

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:23 am
by Hercanic
1000's of free internets.
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It was an age of plenty. Really, the CDs were unlimited...
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Behold the song of my people!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1UY7eDRXrs

So dope.
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Screw YouTube. GIFs were the shit!
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Websites had a certain jean ne se quois, an unmatched color theory and design sense you just can't find anymore.
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You actually had to think about which search engine you'd use.
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Wikipedia, what's that? Did you mean:
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Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:51 am
by wibod
Church wrote:
IskatuMesk wrote:the internet used to be not shit, none of this social media sjw garbage clogging the pipes


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Literally you
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Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:16 am
by IskatuMesk
I AM SO.... TRIGGERED

Remember Microsoft Bob? When Windows tried to push out the Metro interface and it died real fast? Now it's industry standard!! xDDDDD

Also, CD's have a super huge tax on them in Canada, I think it still exists to this day.

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:41 pm
by Church
Hercanic wrote:Websites had a certain jean ne se quois, an unmatched color theory and design sense you just can't find anymore.

the geocities look was SO gaudy, but so good

wibod wrote:Literally you
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haha i got so wrecked you kicked my ass

i was mostly referring to mesk complaining about social media. the internet's changed, people don't want personal homepages anymore, they want easy to access profiles. they like live feeds. idk why people get so upset about it

but nope, yeah, i totally got triggered! :D

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:03 pm
by IskatuMesk
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Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:48 pm
by Church
;D

Re: Internet in the 90s

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:18 am
by Enkidu
I also think Internet Explorer was sort-of the most popular browser back then... Probably the only one back then.