Who here can recall a time before the IntraWbZ was around.
I can for sure. I grew up on computers. My first was the Commodore64 There was a modem, but at that time (circa 1982) "online" meant something completely different.
It was a back when "mail-order" shopping seemed exotic in some way. Now, some things show up in the mail, and my wife can't even remember ordering them... it's really hurt our world if you look at it from a consumption perspective. With the advent of the Interwebz, things are much more connected, and often appear to be much more efficient, but efficiency can be a double edged sword.
I actually met my wife on the web. She's one of the best things that ever happened to me.
It was a back when "mail-order" shopping seemed exotic in some way.
Oh man. You just reminded me of what it used to be to order gear from STP or campmor. The paper catalog came in the mail. I wrote out all the item #s for what I wanted on a legal pad and called the 800 # to place the order. I actually spoke to an operator on the other end of the line.
I can remember when seat belts in cars were optional and everybody knew that the Beatles were these black bugs that ate your plants. Only your rich friends had telephones with buttons and color TVs and a gallon of regular was less than $0.25. So yes - I am pre Interwebz.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
I can remember when seat belts in cars were optional...
For sure... I nearly fell out of the front seat (it was a bench) of my mom's 75 Plymouth Fury wagon. Mom was making a left into traffic, and the passenger door flew open. She had run into the store to buy a carton of cigs (at the time a carton of smokes was $10), and I was mucking with the door... it did not latch properly. This was back in the late 70's... I could sit in the front seat, and not wear a seat belt at age 6, and no one really cared too much about it. Today, it seems like kids are required to be in car seats until they are teenagers.
The internet wasn't really mainstream until I was in my 20s, so that's at least 18 years ago. So if you are older than 21 or so, you probably remember a time with no, or very little internet.
We had zero internet until my senior year of HS at our hick school. And even then it sucked. It was slow and there was nothing really of any interest on it yet.
Most of my HS years were not spent on a computer, I didn't even like them back then, I thought they were tedious. We used to wrestle, play sports, vandalize shit, do drugs, ogle girls, whatever... stuff that was fun, but not necessarily healthy.