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(The Atlantic)   The "rise" of internet nostalgia. Pretty sure it's always been about nostalgia   (theatlantic.com) divider line 97
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2014-02-21 12:03:14 AM
I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.
 
2014-02-21 12:34:20 AM
I've always looked back fondly on nostalgia.
 
2014-02-21 12:36:17 AM
Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" always makes me think of the first time I ever smoked a cigarette when I was in high school. Down by the school's track after a party near there. I have no idea why.
 
2014-02-21 12:48:25 AM
fta Then, Ehlers and his squad attacked a pillbox...

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-21 01:47:42 AM
I thought the headline meant Dial-Up nostalgia
 
2014-02-21 02:39:17 AM
This story now reminded me: why don't they show "Blossom" in reruns?
 
2014-02-21 02:46:17 AM
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US
 
2014-02-21 03:18:11 AM
Internet nostalgia ate my balls
 
2014-02-21 03:20:43 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US


farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2014-02-21 03:20:58 AM

Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.


www.michaelspornanimation.com

In MY day, ftp MEANT something!
 
2014-02-21 03:22:03 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Internet nostalgia ate my balls


Winner, winner!
 
2014-02-21 03:29:18 AM

Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.


Yeah, ever since Super Troopers invented meowing it's been a nightmare!
 
2014-02-21 03:30:53 AM
The paragraph before the video of Mad Men is impossible to read in anything but Don Draper's voice.
 
2014-02-21 03:31:21 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Internet nostalgia ate my balls


Holy Christ, I'd forgotten ALL about 'ate my balls'. That shiat was hilarious when I was a teenager.

web.archive.orgweb.archive.orgi.somethingawful.com
 
2014-02-21 03:34:23 AM
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
 
2014-02-21 03:38:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

if I told you I have "zero wing" on mega drive and played it last week, would you believe me?
CATS!

 
2014-02-21 03:41:02 AM
Ha ha! Young people are getting older!

/It will happen to you.
//IT. WILL. HAPPEN. TO. YOU!
 
2014-02-21 03:49:36 AM
"Ate my balls" needs to come back. So nonsensical, yet required actual effort, unlike image macros. It also required a website. Perhaps that's why every college kid tried to make one.

I had a "Richard Stallman ate my balls" site up back in my college days. I should put it back up.
 
2014-02-21 03:51:57 AM
you haven't really enjoyed nostalgia of the Internet until you have edited an .ini file in order to get access to an Internet provider.. then used gopher for searches.
 
2014-02-21 03:54:48 AM

diaphoresis: you haven't really enjoyed nostalgia of the Internet until you have edited an .ini file in order to get access to an Internet provider.. then used gopher for searches.


I remember having to enter huge command line arguments to get my modem to work. That sucked. I hate to have to go through that again.
 
2014-02-21 04:02:30 AM

Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.


That I don't remember. farkhead cascades I do remember quite well, however.


farkhead.
 
2014-02-21 04:03:58 AM
nostalgia isn't what it used to be
 
2014-02-21 04:08:45 AM

Gordon Bennett: Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.

That I don't remember. farkhead cascades I do remember quite well, however.


farkhead.


Ah, usenet. I pirated a goodly amount of shiat from usenet. Also, it was wildly unmoderated, and all the better for it. Helps that people weren't so sensitive back then.
 
2014-02-21 04:23:23 AM

EmmaLou: This story now reminded me: why don't they show "Blossom" in reruns?


Because she didn't actually blossom.

Actually, a lot of earlier sit-com came from poor communication, missed calls and inability to get a message through. Once we had decent cellphones all the plots fell apart. But a missed call plot from Three's Company still worked on Friends, first few seasons at least.
 
2014-02-21 04:37:32 AM
I got a free Netscape CD from Blockbuster video.

Ah, the memories of joining a thousand newsgroup downloads to get five minutes of low res video.

/Net Zero motherfarkers!
 
2014-02-21 04:49:03 AM
I just want my scour.net and filequest.com back. Easiest way to get free mp3's for me back then.
 
2014-02-21 04:52:50 AM
I miss Quantum Catastrophe.
 
2014-02-21 04:55:58 AM
It's like "remember in 1994 when everything was farking boring 'n'shiat?

Now everyone thinks it's cool. "
 
2014-02-21 05:02:38 AM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-02-21 05:06:36 AM
Being an IT guy since the dark ages (pre-Apple II!), this is my idea of Internet memories. Ladies and gentlemen, the world's first web server.

home.web.cern.ch
 
2014-02-21 05:06:38 AM
Ah... when 28.8 was a big boost to dial-up speeds and Prodigy was all the rage, only to be eclipsed by AOhell shortly thereafter. Good times, good times.

...Screeeeee-ohhhhh... shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, boodoobeedoo, shhhhhhhhhhh
 
2014-02-21 05:15:46 AM

plushpuppy: I thought the headline meant Dial-Up nostalgia


*dial tone* beep-beep-boop-beep-beep-beep-boop...SQUREEEEEEEE!!!.... SQUOOOoooo00000... SCKKQQURAAAAWWWW... shaaaaaawiiiiiing-ting-ting... shaaaaawong-tong-tong... BAA-dunk-BAA-dunk... BLAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH!!!###}{... *poop*

http://www.dialupsound.com/

/carrier not detected.jpg
//remote server not responding.jpg
///line is busy-redialing in 30 seconds.jpg
////you young whippersnappers have NO idea how good you've got mail now.jpg
 
2014-02-21 05:21:19 AM

Kujira: Ah... when 28.8 was a big boost to dial-up speeds and Prodigy was all the rage, only to be eclipsed by AOhell shortly thereafter. Good times, good times.

...Screeeeee-ohhhhh... shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, boodoobeedoo, shhhhhhhhhhh


Luxury. I had a negative 300 baud modem that was connected to the telephone network by a piece of string. It only accepted commands written in Swahili, and it had more hang ups than Woody Allen. But try to tell that to youngsters today...
 
2014-02-21 05:35:34 AM
PROCOMM PLUS forever!!!
 
2014-02-21 05:47:15 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Being an IT guy since the dark ages (pre-Apple II!), this is my idea of Internet memories. Ladies and gentlemen, the world's first web server.

[home.web.cern.ch image 800x534]


Well done, sir.   I'll see your Apple IT dark ages and raise you my medieval Microsoft work with DOS 6.2, Windows 3.1 (installed w/ 16 floppies), Access *1.0,*  Word Perfect 5.1, PC Anywhere for dial-up file transfer and Novell for in-house network, all on pre-Pentium 386 PCs with a 'turbo' button that should have been called 'broken-dreams button.'
 
2014-02-21 06:17:12 AM
Internet nostalgia...... Is that like retro pron?

/fifteen floppies full of Georgina Spelvin pics
 
2014-02-21 06:23:42 AM
I was into nostalgia before it was cool.
 
2014-02-21 06:56:22 AM

OooShiny: *dial tone* beep-beep-boop-beep-beep-beep-boop...SQUREEEEEEEE!!!.... SQUOOOoooo00000... SCKKQQURAAAAWWWW... shaaaaaawiiiiiing-ting-ting... shaaaaawong-tong-tong... BAA-dunk-BAA-dunk... BLAAAAAAAAAAGGGGH!!!###}


Kind of surprised that this didn't become a hipster ring tone.
 
2014-02-21 07:15:23 AM

Sneakernets: I remember having to enter huge command line arguments to get my modem to work. That sucked. I hate to have to go through that again.


I would love for that to come back. It was like a competence test to enter the internet. Read comments on Yahoo!, or on your local news. Then, ask yourself if the internet would be better or worse if those people had to at least demonstrate some basic computer aptitude before they could access the interwebs.

DeaH: Kind of surprised that this didn't become a hipster ring tone.


So, yeah... I have the dial up noise as a ringtone. It's not just nostalgic, it's also practical. When the modem handshake really gets up and running, you notice it.
 
2014-02-21 07:28:16 AM
Ah, the Atlantic. How nice that they're still around.
 
2014-02-21 07:30:34 AM

Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.


January in comp.os.linux.advocacy was "199x is the year of the Linux Desktop" month.  Desktop Linux boners probably weren't confined to c.o.l.a. but that was the best group to troll.  I just checked the group on Google.  I recognized Snit, flatfish and DFS from posters  from the mid-90's.  I wonder if they realize they've wasted their lives bickering about Linux (says Muta; farking since 26-Apr-2003)
 
2014-02-21 07:35:46 AM
People have been all over the nostalgia train ever since the turn of the millennium and people saw the future turn into a puddle of shiat. Suddenly it was pre-faded Thundercats tees and music intentionally made to sound like it came from the 70s-80s. They started making movie versions of popular 80s shows, I Love The 90s, retro video games became a thing, and clothing styles sought to recapture that sense of whimsy. And it's not hard to see why, considering the world we live in now. The economy tanked, the Constitution got slowly shredded, people got so scared of trrrrrism they sacrificed freedom for security, and things keep getting worse. But hey, at least your internet connection is faster now. That's something at least, right?
 
2014-02-21 07:49:08 AM
BREAKING: advertisements frequently use nostalgia to target specific demographics!  more at 11.
 
2014-02-21 07:52:25 AM
docmattic:

Luxury. I had a negative 300 baud modem that was connected to the telephone network by a piece of string. It only accepted commands written in Swahili, and it had more hang ups than Woody Allen. But try to tell that to youngsters today...

Ohh you had a Supra Express as well!
 
2014-02-21 07:52:42 AM
Whatssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaappp.
 
2014-02-21 08:14:47 AM
Nostalgia for me is this...

www.yahoo.com

Yahoo's Picks of the Week.
/And that's how i found out about Fark...
//I tied an onion to my landline, which was the style at the time...
 
2014-02-21 08:15:10 AM
Can't read article due to

GIANT FARKING POPUP IN LEFT HAND SIDE
 
2014-02-21 08:24:43 AM
Waiting to see some geocities and angelfire links.
 
2014-02-21 08:25:29 AM

Mentat: I thought internet nostalgia would be about Usenet.  You kids haven't lived until you've been through a meow cascade.


alt.barney.dinosaur.die.die.die was always funny, and alt.comp.flightsim.ibm.

Even better was using Telix to dial into my local bulletin board and play  Legend of the Red Dragon! Seth Able is a God! Or Trade Wars 2002.
 
2014-02-21 08:28:11 AM
 
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