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(Kotaku)   A look at one of the most lamest videos ever made: a teen's guide to the Internet, circa 1997. We used to scroll a lot of text in those days, kids   (kotaku.com) divider line 36
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2014-06-02 07:49:28 AM  
Well, you say lame. But it really is only the 'acting' that makes it all a little daft. It was all new back then, and they explained some stuff quite well.
 
2014-06-02 07:51:48 AM  
It'll be a little like kids in 30 years from now gasping in amazement that you actually have to touch a keyboard to make your views known, and need to carry a device in your hand.  And exactly why did we have to go to the shops for food and clothes rather than have then produced at home, instantly from a handful of sand.
 
2014-06-02 08:29:39 AM  
Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding"
 
2014-06-02 08:35:11 AM  
It's just a passing fad.
 
2014-06-02 08:37:19 AM  
I'd like to fark the over-acting right out of the mom.
 
2014-06-02 08:42:54 AM  
In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.
 
2014-06-02 08:47:10 AM  

colinspooky: Well, you say lame. But it really is only the 'acting' that makes it all a little daft. It was all new back then, and they explained some stuff quite well.


Yeah, and even the acting wasn't all that bad. Sure, it's scripted, but those actors did a really good job looking convincing.

Also, she must have turned into such a hottie...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-02 08:50:04 AM  
Also, I don't like how overtly cynical this current generation is. Like everything is "lame" and "stupid" and how the mock earnest and sincerity.
 
2014-06-02 08:51:13 AM  

skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.


Yeah.  My Atrix HD makes my first PC look like a piece of shiat.  Oddly enough, they both have the same sized hard drive of 8gb.  I'm really glad my phone doesn't have to run WIndows 95.

PC specs were 256mb ram, 8gb 5200rpm hdd, onboard graphics (???), single core intel @ 533 mhz.  That was a $2000 PC back in the day....

Phone is 1gb ram, dual core 1.5ghz (ocable to 1.9ghz), adreno 205 graphics, 8gb nand, hdmi out, expandable storage (up to 32gb micro sd)....I just bought a used one for $80, cost $400 new in 2012.
 
2014-06-02 08:54:11 AM  

skinink: .... a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer....


It is not basically a portable computer it is a portable computer
 
2014-06-02 08:55:37 AM  

 I remember giving a presentation about "The Internet" back in 1995 to the branch staff (mostly auditors). I had just set up with a LAN and had email linked the year before for them. I showed how to search using gopher and Netscape Mosaic and while it was still very new to me I was excited explaining all the possibilities this would give - access to any information, direct contact with companies, etc.

 They all loved it and were jumping at the chance to use it. We only had a single dial up, 2 hours a day usage back then.

 Well, everyone loved it except the senior IT liaison from the department. He proceeded to tear a strip off me telling me this was a waste of time, that this was a dead end fad and how he's had 30 years experience and I was still too young to understand the complexities of enterprise IT.  You can hear a pin drop in the room. After he left everyone said fark him, hook me up!
/csb

 
2014-06-02 08:55:38 AM  

skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.


I think that's too high. I had one in 1998-99 that was 4GB HDD, 64MB RAM, 8MB video and a Pentium II running at 300MHz.

Man, computers were really shiatty compared to what we have today. The funny thing is that back then what we had was like night and day compared to what they had in the 80s.
 
2014-06-02 08:59:14 AM  

skeevy420: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then.

PC specs were 256mb ram, 8gb 5200rpm hdd, onboard graphics (???), single core intel @ 533 mhz.  That was a $2000 PC back in the day....


I envy the young...
 
2014-06-02 08:59:35 AM  

nunyadang: skinink: .... a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer....

It is not basically a portable computer it is a portable computer


Yep.  If it can Debian on a monitor in standard hdmi resolutions, working x11, with a keyboard and mouse, its a portable computer....you can do a lot with a rooted or unlocked bootloader Android phone.
 
2014-06-02 09:03:15 AM  
They spelled labia wrong...


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-02 09:04:05 AM  

StopDaddy: skeevy420: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then.

PC specs were 256mb ram, 8gb 5200rpm hdd, onboard graphics (???), single core intel @ 533 mhz.  That was a $2000 PC back in the day....

I envy the young...


No crap.  $500 in cheap parts these makes anything from the 90's look antiquated.

/I didn't feel old until I started hearing Tool, Korn, & Alice in Chains on the classic rock stations.  When the music you listen to as a child changes from the rock station to the classic rock station, you're old...and I'm only 29...
 
2014-06-02 09:05:53 AM  
"most lamest"

Insta-ignore the rest... Certain crimes against humanity should be met with extreme prejudice.
 
2014-06-02 09:16:09 AM  

rocky_howard: Man, computers were really shiatty compared to what we have today. The funny thing is that back then what we had was like night and day compared to what they had in the 80s.


I owned at least two computers before I got one with a hard drive.  I probably owned two more before the hard drive was over 1 GB.  I was rocking Prodigy dialup for a couple years before I learned about http:
 
2014-06-02 09:18:19 AM  
Teens Agree: The KId's Guide to the Internet Was Is Pretty Stupid In The '90s

FTFY They really just critique the video... They mention things like dialup and stuff, but it's really about the video, which really DOES blow goats.


And I like how the guy told the girl "There were no cell phones back then". What a dipshait.

I should have known it would be stupid when it self-labeled as a "viral video" at the beginning. This is about as interesting as the "7 year olds react to a rotary phone" videos.
 
2014-06-02 09:33:58 AM  

minoridiot: Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding"


Now the ringtone on the portable computer I carry with me at all times.
 
2014-06-02 09:37:19 AM  
Has it really already been six months since the last tech-based news site ran an article about this video?
 
2014-06-02 09:38:08 AM  
at least they are aware that they too will be lame in 15 years

omg mom you were on facebook?  you were such a loser
 
2014-06-02 09:40:25 AM  
i love how the one girl seems almost proud that she just uses things without knowing how the work

/water come out of the tap and goes down the sink, can't explain that
 
2014-06-02 09:41:12 AM  

skeevy420: /I didn't feel old until I started hearing Tool, Korn, & Alice in Chains on the classic rock stations.  When the music you listen to as a child changes from the rock station to the classic rock station, you're old...and I'm only 29..


Wait until you hear them on the Oldies station.
 
2014-06-02 09:42:58 AM  
It's like when I tried to explain to my kids a few days ago how phones worked when I was their age. You picked up the hand piece off the base and waited until the lady at the other end finished her smoke and talked to you. You then asked for a two digit number which connected you with someone else in the district.
Then some smart arse came up with the number dialler ker-jigger and technology was never the same.


/Sent from my Android phone watch ker-jigger
 
2014-06-02 09:46:29 AM  

StopDaddy: skeevy420: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then.

PC specs were 256mb ram, 8gb 5200rpm hdd, onboard graphics (???), single core intel @ 533 mhz.  That was a $2000 PC back in the day....

I envy the young...


 IBM PCjr circa 1982
 
2014-06-02 09:58:06 AM  
The lamest video of all time is Rock Me Tonite by Billy Squier.
 
2014-06-02 10:03:47 AM  

Muta: skeevy420: /I didn't feel old until I started hearing Tool, Korn, & Alice in Chains on the classic rock stations.  When the music you listen to as a child changes from the rock station to the classic rock station, you're old...and I'm only 29..

Wait until you hear them on the Oldies station.


I can't wait for my generation to be old people.  Just imagine it -- grandpa going down the road with a thumping system listening to Adiddas (Korn) or Natural Born Killaz (Ice Cube/Dre).  Damn kids and their loud mus....wait...Is that Dad??

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: StopDaddy: skeevy420: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then.

PC specs were 256mb ram, 8gb 5200rpm hdd, onboard graphics (???), single core intel @ 533 mhz.  That was a $2000 PC back in the day....

I envy the young...

 IBM PCjr circa 1982


Mine was IBM from Christmas of 1996.  I was 12 and it was my family's first PC.  Mom got lucky and won 10K at the slots in Tunica or we wouldn't have had that fine piece of hardware.
 
2014-06-02 10:13:43 AM  

skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.


Hell, son:  I wasn't able to imagine the power of a smartphone in 2007, and am still trying to wrap my
head around it.
 
2014-06-02 10:25:29 AM  
Is there anything worse than "teens react to [X]" videos?

No, no there is not.
 
2014-06-02 10:29:52 AM  

skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.


1997... I had a Intel Pentium 90, 64MB RAM (I was super swanky) and storage was provided by a Quantum BigFoot 2GB drive.  Audio was from a Sound Blaster Pro (or did I have the AWE32 at that point?  Dunno) probably running Windows 95OSR2 or NT4 Workstation.  Probably still had a Supra Express 28k8 modem.

I think you're specs are off though, 256MB RAM... how'd you fit all that?? :)
 
2014-06-02 10:39:56 AM  

rocky_howard: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.

I think that's too high. I had one in 1998-99 that was 4GB HDD, 64MB RAM, 8MB video and a Pentium II running at 300MHz.

Man, computers were really shiatty compared to what we have today. The funny thing is that back then what we had was like night and day compared to what they had in the 80s.


The Pentium II 450 was released summer of 98 or so - it was the top of the line ever released. I remember because a friend's parents bought her one.

So glad most of the web from back then has been wiped and replaced. It was all so hideous and clunky.
 
2014-06-02 10:40:36 AM  

Vaneshi: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.

1997... I had a Intel Pentium 90, 64MB RAM (I was super swanky) and storage was provided by a Quantum BigFoot 2GB drive.  Audio was from a Sound Blaster Pro (or did I have the AWE32 at that point?  Dunno) probably running Windows 95OSR2 or NT4 Workstation.  Probably still had a Supra Express 28k8 modem.

I think you're specs are off though, 256MB RAM... how'd you fit all that?? :)


I've been thinking 64mb or 128mb ram about mine....The most I remember about that PC was being 12 and the access to free dial up porn.

Anyone else remember having to wait 12+ hours for a decent quality porn scene, let alone the full movie, &  2 minutes for a single 640x480 jpeg.
 
2014-06-02 10:52:35 AM  

DecemberNitro: Is there anything worse than "teens react to [X]" videos?

No, no there is not.


 Kotaku reposting it as content is exponentially worse.  I remember they used to be a gaming news site. Then it turned into some guys blog about how cool it was to be a gaming journalist living in Japan and I gave up on it.

   I'm starting to think the internet will eventually go the way of cable TV, where all the specific topic channels turned into homogenized reality show crap. Eventually all the websites will be re-posting the same memes.
 
2014-06-02 11:13:12 AM  

Vaneshi: skinink: In 1997 I would have never even imagined having something like a smartphone, which is basically a portable computer more powerful and versatile than anything from back then. I think my computer in 97 hag a 3GB drive, 256MB of RAM and a single core Intel running 667 Mhz.

1997... I had a Intel Pentium 90, 64MB RAM (I was super swanky) and storage was provided by a Quantum BigFoot 2GB drive.  Audio was from a Sound Blaster Pro (or did I have the AWE32 at that point?  Dunno) probably running Windows 95OSR2 or NT4 Workstation.  Probably still had a Supra Express 28k8 modem.

I think you're specs are off though, 256MB RAM... how'd you fit all that?? :)


I could be off time wise. I just remember I got my first computer in 97, tried to play the latest Tomb Raider and some other game on it that I bought from Egghead Software and I didn't know/realize back then the game needed more memory. So as far as I remember I went to CompUSA where the salesperson helped me choose the right memory to install.

Egghead Software and CompUSA. Jeebus neither one is around anymore. Now I feel really old.
 
2014-06-02 11:51:27 PM  
rocky_howard:
Also, she must have turned into such a hottie...

[i.imgur.com image 798x809]


GIS "Dasha Perkins"

You can read her LiveJournal from 2004 and see a pic of her rocking a barista uniform in Santa Barbara.

Now that I've posted this, she'll for sure be signing up for Google to forget her... heh... SORRY IN ADVANCE
 
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