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What was life like before the internet?

Travel Forums General Talk What was life like before the internet?

1. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

We seem to be so heavily reliant on the use of the internet for its efficiency and packed with loads of information.
So can anyone remember what life was like before this use of technology?

Keen to find out what you all think

2. Posted by none (Full Member 70 posts) 10y

I cannot imagine we could live without internet

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 10y

There was no TP.

What more can I say?

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Less informed, and you could get away with more

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 10y

If you want to know what life was like before, just go to a country where Internet access is sparse. Or try to find specific information about the country online, like special hotel deals or flights or...

I remember life without the net, and it was hard to get at certain information. You had only two ways: asking people you ran into or the library. If the library didn't have it, and nobody you knew had the answer, you were screwed.

For example I was trying to find a mosque in Brunswick in 1996. That is just a 100km away from where I live(d then). I was sure there was one, but there was no one I could have asked. Library didn't have the info. I still don't know where it is, but if I wanted, it would take me about 30 seconds to find it through google.

6. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 10y

Funny thing... I started thinking how my life was without the internet. But I installed an internet connection at home when I was 15, when I was starting (more seriously) to get interested by music, cinema, travelling, etc... So I really CAN'T remember how it was before that... I remember reading a lot of magazines, such as "Fotogramas" (cinema and movie magazine), to get the information, same for travelling destinations and music... It's amazing, how young I still am (25), and not being able to have a non-internet-researching-past...

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 10y

Quoting Lush88

What was life like before the internet ?