When, why and what do you miss about your pre-internet life?
I’m old enough to have spent most of my life without the internet because it hadn’t been invented, but I’m not sure I understand your question to be honest,
Life is life - the internet is merely part of it, like space travel and mobile phones.
Btw, someone is on threads creating spree today.
So whats the target, threads created/day?
What do you mean by target here? I felt like the forum needs more general discussion; it is Sunday; I am feeling bored; have lot of work to do; but can’t take boredom anymore; wanted to know about the fellow Fiverrers opinion on these 2 subjects, so posted these 2 threads.
2 threads = Spree? Great logic here.
I miss friends who since Facebook popped up in 2006 have slowly been consumed by baseless superficiality and become impossible to talk to in real life to the extent I rarely feel inclined to subject myself to their presence.
I do have a nice pocket of friends who are like me and prefer to meet up and do things and chat and help each other out like real friends should. It just feels weird sometimes how all the immediately important people in my life are relatively recent people who I kind of don’t acknowledge as important as I should because it feels like such importance is reserved for longer life friends whom I am waiting to rehabilitate themselves into the real world one day.
Work wise, I miss a steady salary but every time I attempt to reinject myself into the real world, things just get messy.
Indeed, I love how we are all able to engage in space travel with full cell phone coverage these days. Who’d have thought that The Jetsons would get everything so right?
Let’s hope robot maids look better in real life…for reasons.
Don’t be ridiculous. The minute your robot vacuum cleaner starts looking like a real maid, you’ll need to start paying him or her.
Keep it metal… For obvious reasons.
I was wrong to think Malta is exempt from the social media madness. Your country (my personal opinion, never heard anyone saying the same) is the most beautiful and exotic piece of land on earth. I have seen people on the internet calling it Baghdad surrounded by sea, or nothing but a big rock, but I love watching Maltese and Gozo road tours, and always wish I was born there. Happiness is in the air of your country.
Actually, it’s hunting season at the moment and the air is thick with the sounds of gunshots as the locals attempt to massacre anything with feathers. It’ll be nice again in about month when any and all birdlife has been duly annihilated and the coast will have chance to descend into peaceful, albeit eerie silence for another six months.
Have your earbuds on mate?
That is just creepy I’m afraid.
I miss the days where not everyone was on social media and to hang out you actually had to phone someone. I mean, I’m guilty of the whole “why the eff are calling me?? Text me bud!” but there was something nice and simple before smartphones and internet in every home.
I too am like offline helpers and am old enough (in my 30s) to remember the days when we had walkmans (walkmen?) walkie talkies, and actually went outside to play. I remember when the N64 came out the graphics blew everyone away and now they’re subpar haha! I also remember how discmen (discmans?) used to be like $200 for a good one so you stuck with your crummy walkman till discman went down in price. Or getting blank tapes from the shop to record your favourite songs off the radio cuz there sure wasn’t any Napster, Limewire or Frostwire or Pirate Bay or whatever haha.
Ah, the good old days lol.
But, without the internet I never would have met my husband… so, well, viva internet!
So were mobile phones like 10 years ago…give it time…we’ll get there.
You may, I shan’t!
There are much fewer morons who get offended over everything offline. I miss the tranquility
And who would have thought that if we saved these and our Star Wars figurines, we’d all be millionaires by 2017? Goddam parents and their need to make space under the bed for new Christmas presents.
Yeah, my dad was around in my pre-internet life, so I miss that.
Don’t forget original releases of Disney VHS tapes!!