The Internet Circa 1982 [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Weird

Welcome to someday.... where everything is white, weird and slow.
There are 29 comments:
Female 112
In the future, we forget what colors are!
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Male 14,331
In the future we wear tacky white turtle necks!
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Male 1,569
@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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Male 5,624
Drac!!
XD!!!!
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Male 15,183
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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Male 15,183
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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Male 7,774
In Britain we have just reached this technology and costs.
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Male 15,183
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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Female 1,467
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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Male 15,183
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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Male 497
why di we always wear jumpsuits in the future?
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Male 4,431
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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Male 2,436
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...
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Male 2,142
and the NSA will record it all.
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Male 11,739
Or you can do it on your phone and get out of the house now and then. Addict.
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Female 4,175
lmfao OldOllie
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Male 3,894
Nice microwave you got there.
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Male 2,711
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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Female 1,803
`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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Female 4,359
I have that very white skivvy and pant suit on right now! amazing future prediction!!!
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Male 15,832
Welcome to today.

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Male 4,431
I don`t think that was 1982. 1992 maybe? Still, pretty cool stuff to see! :-)
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Male 13,630
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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Male 1,675
Only $5 an hour? What a deal. That`s only $3720 a month. Where do I sign up?
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Male 39,556

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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Male 390
They got it all wrong - the future will not be white.
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Male 6,060
And decorate the room to match the color of the computer.
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Male 7,031
Back then it was the custom for people to change into white outfits before they used the internet.
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Female 8,043
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