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(Mental Floss)   What the Internet looked like in 1995. "Successful home pages could be seen by twenty or thirty thousand people a week"   ( divider line
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2013-03-27 03:39:16 PM  
10 votes:
Ahhh, yes. The days when you would download a picture, and first her hair would appear, and then her forehead, and you would go make a sandwich and by the time you got back her eyes would be on the screen. Line by line your screen would fill up, and your anticipation would build up, until finally, GODAMMIT SHE'S GOT A PENIS! WHAT THE fark IS THIS BULLshiat?
2013-03-27 03:19:25 PM  
4 votes:
2013-03-27 02:27:46 PM  
4 votes:
Ten minutes already and this page still hasn't loaded. That's it. I'm getting a new 14.4 modem.
2013-03-27 04:16:40 PM  
3 votes:
2013-03-27 04:08:47 PM  
2 votes:
2013-03-27 03:41:25 PM  
2 votes:

SurfaceTension: /certain I'm not even close to the most experienced user on Fark

If you've ever seen a live nude woman, you probably are the most experienced
2013-03-27 02:35:17 PM  
2 votes:

jehovahs witness protection: DAMMIT!
Ten minutes already and this page still hasn't loaded. That's it. I'm getting a new 14.4 modem.
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Back in high school, I recommended that our family should buy a faster modem because "I don't want to wait a half hour just to bring up a search engine".

My Mom's actual response:

"You need to learn how to be patient."


/Fortunately, she's not like that anymore.
//Brother and I bought our parents an iPad for Christmas a while back.
///Mom hogs it all the time.
2013-03-27 07:22:38 PM  
1 vote:

You have to admit, Yahoo! was pretty well organized back then.
2013-03-27 06:56:51 PM  
1 vote:

harlock: GoldSpider: And so went the sad sunset on the heyday of the BBS.  Those were some fun times.

Sure was.  With the local boards we'd get together once a month "IRL"...was nice to actually meet people, make friends and find out who was behind the handles.  It was real motley group of people of all ages and personalities, probably one of the most diverse group of humans you'll ever find, since the normal social prejudices were gone as we were only text handles, no pictures.   There were drunken parties with plenty of good looking women, it wasn't just the stereotype 'nerd' logging on.  A lot of high school kids, and then an older set of working professionals in Silicon Valley.

 My best friend & I used to do that.
None of our parents seemed to think that two 14/15 year old girls meeting up with internet strangers (all guys) alone really late at night in some cafe was odd or a bad idea.  They would just drive up to the meeting place, drop us off and drive away.
2013-03-27 06:04:13 PM  
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2013-03-27 05:00:13 PM  
1 vote:
2013-03-27 04:40:05 PM  
1 vote:

DVDave: SurfaceTension: I had a homepage in 1995 so I'm getting a kick...

Did it look like this:

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Or this?
2013-03-27 04:36:55 PM  
1 vote:

SurfaceTension: I had a homepage in 1995 so I'm getting a kick...

Did it look like this:

2013-03-27 04:02:20 PM  
1 vote:
Phhhht. Amateurs.

I was using Q-Link for the Commodore 128 and PC Pursuit back in 1988!

When the text of BBS messages were scrolling by faster than you could read them, you knew you were going at warp speed.
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