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Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:46 AM Reply

I wonder what life would be like if internet access had been available to the public in the 1980s?

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:48 AM Reply

It was.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:49 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.

Lies

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:49 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.

AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:52 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:46 AM, ngman7 wrote: I wonder what life would be like if internet access had been available to the public in the 1980s?

It would be same as life in the 1980s but with internet.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:52 AM Reply

I wonder how much further ahead we'd be.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:54 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:49 AM, ngman7 wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.
AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.

No it was used just not on a world wide basis like army and stuff.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:55 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:49 AM, ngman7 wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.
AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.

So? Maybe there was not a graphical interface or http, but there was an Internet open to the public in the 1980s.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 11:55 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:54 AM, LampFace wrote:

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No it was used just not on a world wide basis like army and stuff.

I know that.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 1st, 2008 @ 12:01 PM Reply

The same, because it was.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:22 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:55 AM, Catoblepas wrote:
So? Maybe there was not a graphical interface or http, but there was an Internet open to the public in the 1980s.

Really? In the '80s the internet was unheard and computers back then weren't sophicated enough.

Anyone remember the Amiga?

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:28 AM Reply

If you're talking about having an interdick like this in the 80s, then there would be tons of memes ranging from the decades of the 70s, 60s and stuff. Over 9000 would be created as soon as that episode of DBZ was created, SHOOP DA WOOP would also be created when the specific DBZ episode aired. Basically, memes and intershit culture would be known to all during this time of day, and memes being said irl without someone saying "What?"

So yeah, stuff.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:29 AM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:49 AM, ngman7 wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.
AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.

they could still get the internet on they're iPhones


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:30 AM Reply

What are memes?

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:33 AM Reply

At 7/2/08 06:30 AM, ngman7 wrote: What are memes?

"meme" is a just a goofy word coined by Dawkins. it is to information and communication what "gene" is to biology and reproduction.


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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:33 AM Reply

Someone said there'd be a heck of a lot more porn-is that true?

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:34 AM Reply

The first domain was purchased in 1985, so yes, there was the internet. However, not many people used it because they thought it was just a shitty fad, but it did exist.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:36 AM Reply

At 7/2/08 06:30 AM, ngman7 wrote: What are memes?

Memes are phrases shouted by people who cannot think of humour.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 06:49 AM Reply

At 7/2/08 06:34 AM, notsquid wrote: The first domain was purchased in 1985, so yes, there was the internet. However, not many people used it because they thought it was just a shitty fad, but it did exist.

You got a link?

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 07:23 AM Reply

I think we'd be where we are now in the '80s but but now we'd be more techno-advanced.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 07:52 AM Reply

yes I find it pretty amazing myself since the www has only existed for no more than 30 years

I think

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 07:58 AM Reply

The internet would be filled with dorkiness, and then people who liked the internet
back then would be saying "Oh, you should've seen how much better the internet was back in
the day" but the truth will be: it's much better now than it was in the past

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 08:14 AM Reply

i use windows '82

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 09:04 PM Reply

At 7/2/08 07:58 AM, darknessdweller wrote: The internet would be filled with dorkiness, and then people who liked the internet
back then would be saying "Oh, you should've seen how much better the internet was back in
the day" but the truth will be: it's much better now than it was in the past

Life sure would have been a heck of a lot easier-today it seems like no one can't get along if you don't have the web.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 2nd, 2008 @ 09:51 PM Reply

There would be nothing but Micheal Jackson fan club sites. Or society would have died out cause someone would have hacked the U.S. military and started a nuclear war. Either that or President Reagan would have accidently hit the "End The World" button on his desk while stroking it to '80's internet porn. Anyways we would be fucked.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 05:06 PM Reply

At 7/2/08 09:51 PM, geadenfoglia wrote: There would be nothing but Micheal Jackson fan club sites. Or society would have died out cause someone would have hacked the U.S. military and started a nuclear war. Either that or President Reagan would have accidently hit the "End The World" button on his desk while stroking it to '80's internet porn. Anyways we would be fucked.

It would have been easier to buy toys back then-You could just show your parents where you want to buy your toys from instead of trying to get them to take you where you want them from.

Weird Al would be all over the place, Amiga would have a couple of sites up.

There'd probably be on-line fanclubs.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 05:07 PM Reply

At 7/1/08 11:49 AM, ngman7 wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.
AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.

AOL sucks major dick

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 7/3/08 05:07 PM, bigjuicy wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:49 AM, ngman7 wrote:
At 7/1/08 11:48 AM, LampFace wrote: It was.
AOL didn't come out till the late 1990s.
AOL sucks

Now it does since we now have RR from Time Warner.

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Response to Internet and the 1980s Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 05:09 PM Reply

At 7/2/08 06:30 AM, ngman7 wrote: What are memes?

Children with birth defects that live in the sewers

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At 7/3/08 05:09 PM, bigjuicy wrote:
At 7/2/08 06:30 AM, ngman7 wrote: What are memes?
Children with birth defects that live in the sewers

I'm from the old-school-I don't know ALL the net lingo out there,