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2012-10-03 09:52:02 AM
Actually, Kazaa didn't exist then (or if it did, no one I knew was aware of it. I mean, Napster hadn't even come out yet!).

Also, no one wanted anything to do with any Apple product back then, because 1) they were heinously overpriced and 2) they sucked balls for doing anything worthwhile.

As I recall, 1998 was endless LAN games of Quake II if you were lucky and had friends who could LAN with you, and endless games of Phatasmagoria or Doom II, if you were alone/your computer was too slow for Quake. Then Starcraft came out, everyone upgraded their computers, and no one in my dorm went to class for about 2 weeks straight.
 
2012-10-03 09:55:31 AM
i1123.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-03 09:56:11 AM
1998 for me was losing my virginity to a bisexual stripper, having a high paying job in software engineering and our biggest national problem was our President getting a blowjob. It all went down from there.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-10-03 09:59:19 AM
t2.gstatic.com 

This was eating my life back then
 
2012-10-03 10:01:26 AM
I was in the datacenter making some of this sh*t run for you imbeciles.

You're welcome.
 
2012-10-03 10:02:18 AM
Ugh, high school.
 
2012-10-03 10:04:10 AM
1998. My first cable modem. Which, incidentally, downloaded at a faster speed than this FARKING SUPPOSEDLY 4G PHONE AAGGHH...
I'm better now. Anyway, the thrill of checking out eBay for the latest Beanie Baby deals, the discovery of things called "binaries" on Usenet (OK, so that was a few years earlier -- the cable modem simply made them usable). Budget surpluses, no significant wars, the internet bubble, yeah, it was a pretty interesting time.
 
2012-10-03 10:04:19 AM
I graduated high school in 98.
 
2012-10-03 10:07:10 AM

Generation_D: I was in the datacenter making some of this sh*t run for you imbeciles.

You're welcome.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-03 10:08:16 AM

Mugato: 1998 for me was losing my virginity to a bisexual stripper


I hope you tipped him well.
 
2012-10-03 10:15:05 AM
Ahh.....Such vivid memories of dial up service.
 
2012-10-03 10:21:00 AM

Dogberry: Mugato: 1998 for me was losing my virginity to a bisexual stripper

I hope you tipped him well.


I hope so. He said it paid for your dental work.
 
2012-10-03 10:40:27 AM
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-03 10:54:48 AM
Was anyone still playing Oregon Trail in 1998?
 
2012-10-03 10:56:46 AM
I mean I'm pretty sure 1998 was Ultima 8 territory
 
2012-10-03 11:03:52 AM
that was a bit too close to my actual evenings in 1998 for comfort.
 
2012-10-03 11:07:01 AM
Let see, I was doing the Satanic goth thing. I was in the Church of Satan AOL chatroom and IRC channel. Netscape was cool. Civ2 was great. High school sucked. A pornographic picture took a bit to load, but we had the Starr Report.
 
2012-10-03 11:20:08 AM
Here's what 1998 looked like:

s9.postimage.org 

and...

s12.postimage.org

and....

s7.postimage.org

and...

s13.postimage.org
 
2012-10-03 11:57:49 AM
It usually started like this:

www.chud.com
 
2012-10-03 12:04:05 PM

whistleridge: Actually, Kazaa didn't exist then (or if it did, no one I knew was aware of it. I mean, Napster hadn't even come out yet!).


There was *some* sort of music P2P going on, because I distinctly remember downloading music in my dorm room using some interface like that, fall semester of 97.
 
2012-10-03 12:18:45 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There was *some* sort of music P2P going on, because I distinctly remember downloading music in my dorm room using some interface like that, fall semester of 97.


I thought I remembered someone in the dorms around the '97-'98 time frame having a P2P program, but maybe I'm not remembering it correctly.

Peer-to-peer file sharing began in 1999 with the introduction of Napster

Anyway, there was anonymous FTP at the time.
 
2012-10-03 12:29:29 PM

impaler: Anyway, there was anonymous FTP at the time.



Yep.  Warez chat rooms in IRC, also ones that distributed mp3s.  Total wild west.  I'm sure porn via FTP too... but I was one of the first to get a cable modem (we were a test market)... so normal porn sites worked for me without the buffering...  buffering...  buffering...  
 
2012-10-03 12:49:20 PM
Sounds like the author hates his mommy.

impaler: Anyway, there was anonymous FTP at the time.


and NNTP
 
2012-10-03 12:59:06 PM
Depending on which half of 1998 it was, I was a junior or senior in HS. My family still had AOL dialup internet. You were cool if you had a pager. (I didn't.) Cell phones weren't really widespread yet. My family got a DVD player that year that was marked down from its regular $400 price because it was the display model.
 
2012-10-03 01:09:42 PM

impaler: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: There was *some* sort of music P2P going on, because I distinctly remember downloading music in my dorm room using some interface like that, fall semester of 97.

I thought I remembered someone in the dorms around the '97-'98 time frame having a P2P program, but maybe I'm not remembering it correctly.

Peer-to-peer file sharing began in 1999 with the introduction of Napster

Anyway, there was anonymous FTP at the time.


Well, and IRC bots, etc.

But I have a very firm memory of sitting in a particular place in our shared geeky dorm room and a friend showing me how to use a P2P app to download Motley Crue songs (64k).

Thing is, I was not in that dorm room, nor was that friend still in college, in 99.
 
2012-10-03 01:10:42 PM
1998 was when I was discharged from the military under DADT.

I WIN
 
2012-10-03 01:38:06 PM

impaler:

Anyway, there was anonymous FTP at the time.




f**k_the_deleter!!.txt
thanks_alot_moron_deleter.lzh
stop_leeching_and_upload_something_already!!!!!!.z
this_place_is_dead.lz
where_r_the_filz.lzh
 
2012-10-03 01:38:11 PM
I was high every single day in 1998. I don't think I woke up in the same bed twice in a row the entire summer.

Best.summer.ever.
 
2012-10-03 01:40:51 PM

Dancin_In_Anson:


I was partial to Renegade.
 
2012-10-03 01:42:38 PM
I can't remember if it was 98 or 99, but I was playing Ultima Online about that time. Then Everquest came out and blew my mind. We also never used AOL. We had some local ISP that we connected to.
Other than that and not using Kazaa till the next decade, pretty accurate.
 
2012-10-03 01:42:50 PM

dahmers love zombie: 1998. My first cable modem. Which, incidentally, downloaded at a faster speed than this FARKING SUPPOSEDLY 4G PHONE AAGGHH...


You have access to the sum total of all human knowledge literally in the palm of your hand, and you can access it from virtually anywhere on the planet, day or night, and you're complaining that it's not fast enough for you? Jesus Christ! You're living in Star Trek and you don't even have to say "Computer..." before every command! It's goddamn amazing!
 
2012-10-03 01:43:25 PM
In some ways TFA is confusing 1998 with 1988.


1984: img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-03 01:43:58 PM
Renegade was for folks who were afraid of Maximus. SQUISH IN OUT SQUASH.

Also I scrolled down well into the "comments" section before I realized this was a part of the web page as it exists today and not another example of the horrible horrible dark days of the internet.

/Thank you Jef for many months.
 
2012-10-03 01:44:00 PM
Who's grandmother is that in the unfinished porn photo?
 
2012-10-03 01:45:24 PM

sethen320: Dancin_In_Anson:

I was partial to Renegade.


He was a cop, and good at his job...

Oh, wait, you mean the other thing?
 
2012-10-03 01:45:35 PM
Good times....
 
2012-10-03 01:45:37 PM
I don't recall ever having that issue with Encarta.
 
2012-10-03 01:45:57 PM
Went off the rails a bit at the music downloading part. In '98 he'd have been using Napster, and Linkin Park wasn't around to suck yet.
 
2012-10-03 01:47:17 PM
And today, "poor" people have broadband at home and at least 3G on their cellphones.

Cry us a river.
 
2012-10-03 01:48:08 PM
Could have been worse. The user could have been using:

stepsandleaps.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-03 01:48:57 PM

If you got this in 1998:

s3-ec.buzzfed.com


a GNOME(1999) pop up on Ubuntu(2004)

www.pakkotoisto.com
 
2012-10-03 01:49:04 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Went off the rails a bit at the music downloading part. In '98 he'd have been using Napster, and Linkin Park wasn't around to suck yet.


Hmmm...I was a year too soon there on Napster. But Kazaa sure as hell wasn't around either.
 
2012-10-03 01:49:16 PM

sethen320: I was partial to Renegade.


WWIV was the big platform in the greater Wichita Falls metropolitan area in the early 90s but there was one Renegade board if I recall.
 
2012-10-03 01:49:55 PM
1998...In retrospect it was a good time for me. I was 25, and although I make more money now my living expenses were at historical lows. I had no GF or other responsibilities so most of my paycheck went towards wine, women, and song. It was pretty awesome now that I look back on it.
 
2012-10-03 01:49:55 PM

Mugato: 1998 for me was losing my virginity to a bisexual stripper, having a high paying job in software engineering and our biggest national problem was our President lying to a federal grand jury about getting a blowjob. It all went down from there.


FTFY
 
2012-10-03 01:51:19 PM
www.blogcdn.com

/ I had ISDN, biatches
 
2012-10-03 01:51:29 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Could have been worse. The user could have been using:

[stepsandleaps.files.wordpress.com image 800x600]


Oddly, that's not much worse than the crappy skeuomorphism Apple's inexplicably been putting into their app designs lately.
 
2012-10-03 01:53:05 PM
My eBay account is from 1998.

I remember buying a Sony VAIO 505 and one of those little Canon portable printers in '98.

Had either DSL or Cable internet by then. Had a cell phone through Houston Cellular.

1998 really wasn't that bad.. everything was taking off toward 1999/2000 iBubble.

As for 1991, well.. THAT is something else entirely.
 
2012-10-03 01:53:10 PM
Oh, how I miss you, 1998. Single best year of my life. 1999 was pretty good too, but it was all downhill from there.
 
2012-10-03 01:54:14 PM
1998, I think I had cable internet, I bought a Gateway system for $1500. Downloaded countless music from Napster when it was cool, I still have some of the porn I downloaded back then. Spending an hour just to get a fat girl to undress in chat rooms, then immediatly closing them out and blocking them. Was Countersrike at that time? I did a tag hack, so many people were complaining because I used a naked grandma and tagged every wall I could all the time, some people started to get sick from seeing it so much. Feels like another lifetime ago.
 
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