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07-04-2019, 12:10   #46
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oh the pain of using old browsers.

No tabs. And no going back to the previous page.

Either lots of bookmarks or you had to cut and paste into notepad a lot.

But on the plus side ads were just text or pictures on the page. No sound , no video, no popups, it was just like newspaper ads. But that changed too.

I've had this nagging feeling that the computers I use today feel slower than the computers I used as a kid
And yes it's true. With so much going on in the background today's computers and operating systems are SLOWER to respond than in the past.

And that's before you factor in how many ads there are now. Thanks to the GDPR some people are forced to use the text only version of some US sites. And are gobsmacked by how fast they respond without all the tracking crud.
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Ahhhh the old internet

When water was free and you had to pay for porn.
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Yahoo started off as a directory as well as a search engine
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And the ear crunching dial up. Then the relations rang and knocked you offline.
Your relations couldn't get through because the line was engaged.
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The old internet, when men were men and 'women' were usually men, lol.
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I remember when the internet wasn't long out. We had a book with about 100 different available websites that you could type in the address and browse through them. Very exciting times and I don't think there was any search engines back then, maybe I'm wrong.
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Lycos, Alta Vista and Ask Jeeves

Slower speeds after 1pm because the United States were coming online.

Pop Mail. UCD used it.

Dial-up modem with the high pierced shrill.

Pages turning slowly.
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And maybe just me, but I had gathered an abundance of CD coasters from ISP's.
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Some websites took a long time to load
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Hey, I need to use the phone, get off the internet
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Remember logging for an hour after 6, and once a day at weekends, when those times were cheaper?
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