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Date: 06/15/13 12:26 PM

29 Responses to The Internet Circa 1982 [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Link: The Internet Circa 1982 - Welcome to someday.... where everything is white, weird and slow.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Back then it was the custom for people to change into white outfits before they used the internet.
  3. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4853 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    And decorate the room to match the color of the computer.
  4. Profile photo of DinVen
    DinVen Male 30-39
    390 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    They got it all wrong - the future will not be white.
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Those were the days.
    I used to work on a Radio Shack TANDY computer.
    You knew it was good `cause The Hulk endorsed it

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    oobaka Male 40-49
    977 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    Only $5 an hour? What a deal. That`s only $3720 a month. Where do I sign up?
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    Love these old ads
    think I had a ZX Spectrum about then
    and was forever browsing the PC magazines
    looking at these wild futuristic things :-)
    Brings back fond memories of waiting 45 minutes for `The Hobbit` to load by tape
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    I don`t think that was 1982. 1992 maybe? Still, pretty cool stuff to see! :-)
  9. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Welcome to today.

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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    I have that very white skivvy and pant suit on right now! amazing future prediction!!!
  11. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    `82 was the year I graduated high school. Don`t remember ads looking this retro but it WAS pre-Mac, pre-Windows so the year`s probably right. Compuserve was my first internet service. For a long time, I thought all the chat rooms within the Compuserve sphere was all there was on the internet. One day, I broke through the wall and all of a sudden I was in the internet wilderness!! So different in the early days vs. now.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Damn, that brings back memories! I ran up such a bill (it was $6/hr. when I found it) that I think I still owe them a few bucks...

    @SmagBoy1
    1982 is probably right. CompuServe was acquired by H&R Block in 1980, and started its CompuServe Network Services in 1982. By `92 it was starting to decline.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Nice microwave you got there.
  14. Profile photo of MelCervini
    MelCervini Female 50-59
    2194 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    lmfao OldOllie
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    Or you can do it on your phone and get out of the house now and then. Addict.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    and the NSA will record it all.
  17. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    I grew up very close to there! Had a 457 phone number and 43220 zip code.

    I don`t remember ever seeing Al Gore around though...
  18. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Wow! Okay, I stand corrected! I was still using tree directories and root language in the early 90s in places that were alternatives to startups like AOL, etc., but I was a bit too young (not by much, mind you) in `82, and I guess I wasn`t aware. Thanks for the info! :-)
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    bophus Male 30-39
    474 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    why di we always wear jumpsuits in the future?
  20. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    Bridge? Banking? I can`t get into my bank account because it it too secure.

    What`s left? IAB, bestiality porn and Prism.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    The early tandy`s were good cause if you owned one chances are you built it. When I say built it I mean built it from a blank motherboard.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    82: I think I had an Atari and an Apple II. I programmed Applesoft Basic, BBC Basic and Logo. Wrote my own dot-matrix printer drivers. I was 10.

    Today I`ve just picked up a new PC: Haswell iCore7 4770K 8 core 3.6GHZ, ASUS 787 Pro, 16GB, Hyper-X 120GB, RAID5 3x2TB Win 7 Pro 64 bit. I can`t even install the hardware and O/S myself.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7739 posts
    June 16, 2013 at 3:13 am
    In Britain we have just reached this technology and costs.
  24. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 16, 2013 at 3:48 am
    82: I think I had an Atari and an Apple II. I programmed Applesoft Basic, BBC Basic and Logo. Wrote my own dot-matrix printer drivers. I was 10.

    Today I`ve just picked up a new PC: Haswell iCore7 4770K 8 core 3.6GHZ, ASUS 787 Pro, 16GB, Hyper-X 120GB, RAID5 3x2TB Win 7 Pro 64 bit. I can`t even install the hardware and O/S myself.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    June 16, 2013 at 3:51 am
    Spare a thought for the poor fecker who has to back up the NSA`s 150 Exabytes of tentacle porn, cats and emails about vaginal fungal infestations.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    June 16, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    Drac!!
    XD!!!!
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 4:58 am
    @Dracula, I started in that time with an Atari too, I wrote in Atari BASIC and later in Pascal. But I can still build computers and install the OS with all drivers. I`m even working in ICT now and build installers and virtualise software...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 6:29 am
    In the future we wear tacky white turtle necks!
  29. Profile photo of Issame
    Issame Female 30-39
    112 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 8:37 am
    In the future, we forget what colors are!

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