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Rogue
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Posted on 09-16-13 07:32 PM Link | Quote
Brandon and I were having a conversation about long distance service over lunch today. I mean, remember when there was a battle among the phone companies about who was the better long distance carrier and how you either needed to use a phone card or you could save money by dialing one of those 10-10 numbers (10-10-220 or 10-10-321, etc) before putting in the number you wanted to call?

Anyway, these are the sorts of things the younger generations will totally not get, and I got to thinking that a reminiscing about old tech and pop culture would be interesting.

So what are you "Remember when ... "s? "When" is optional if it doesn't fit with your post.


Remember chatrooms? When I was a die-hard AOL user I spent hours typing at random people, and often pretending to be 8 or so years older than I was.

Remember when people used to "cyber"?

Remember when you used to have to know someone with a scanner to get a picture on your computer?

Remember having to drop off film at a photo processing place, and having to wait a week to see what you got?

Remember having to buy rolls of film and only get 20-30 pictures, if you were lucky?

Remember having to load a camera and what a bitch it often was?
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Posted on 09-17-13 08:02 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
Remember chatrooms? When I was a die-hard AOL user I spent hours typing at random people, and often pretending to be 8 or so years older than I was.


I remember that. Going into chatrooms, pretending to be a girl and exchanging nudes (found from Google) with, looking back, pictures from people doing the same thing.

Remember Napster/Kazaa/whatever? Taking one week to download a song/video which was most likely not what you wanted.
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Posted on 09-17-13 11:42 PM Link | Quote
Yes all those.

Remember Lycos when it was big?

Remember when you had to use a library for faster internet because your home was still on dial up?


(Last edited by Sorcha Rohan on 09-17-13 11:43 PM)
Rogue
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Posted on 09-18-13 02:45 AM Link | Quote
Geez, and when, if you wanted to hear a song you either 1) had to wait for it to play on the radio, 2) buy a CD or cassette with the song on it, or 3) when the option to download things became available, you had to wait 45 minutes or so to get it off someone else.

And yeah, I remember when the library had insanely fast Internet. Now, the library has the exact same set-up as 10 years ago and it's slow as fuck.


Remember floppy discs?

Remember getting AOL floppies in the mail?

Remember Tiger Electronics games?
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Posted on 09-18-13 10:30 AM Link | Quote
Remember when there were things to "remember when" about that didn't involve the internet? :-P
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Posted on 09-18-13 01:31 PM Link | Quote
Remember when your teacher would take out the big rainbow parachute instead of doing PE that one day out of the school year?
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 09-18-13 09:13 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cteno
Remember when your teacher would take out the big rainbow parachute instead of doing PE that one day out of the school year?


Fuck yes! I loved parachute day!

... Remember earth balls?

Remember when televisions had to use those A/B switches to play video games?

Remember when people would show actual slides?
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Posted on 09-19-13 03:13 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
Remember when televisions had to use those A/B switches to play video games?

Channel 3! You weren't a real gamer if you played on channel 4!
FX

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Posted on 09-19-13 03:50 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
Remember when televisions had to use those A/B switches to play video games?


The Comcast basic cable boxes still have those.
Rogue
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Posted on 09-19-13 02:34 PM Link | Quote
Remember when you based all of what you believed on what your parents told you, and if anyone said otherwise you got into a fight as though someone had criticized your faith?

Remember snap bracelets?

Remember how in the '90s all the logos for shows and products were outlandish and busy (sometimes with spray paint and unnecessary graphics and such to make them more "fun"), and now they're all simplified and minimalistic?
FX

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Posted on 09-19-13 02:59 PM Link | Quote
Remember when you could go to the gate at airports?
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Posted on 09-20-13 01:00 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FX
Remember when you could go to the gate at airports?

Now it's only families of deploying soldiers.
Rogue
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Posted on 09-20-13 02:01 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FX
Remember when you could go to the gate at airports?

How I wish we still could. *Sigh*

Remember when gas would sometimes dip down to 90 cents?

Remember when there were actually cartoons on Saturday mornings and not just on the cartoon channels?
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Posted on 09-21-13 01:51 AM Link | Quote
Those were the days.

Did anyone else have to clean house during Saturday Morning cartoons? Or was that just me? Because I had to learn to program a VCR to get to watch my Saturday morning cartoons.
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Posted on 09-22-13 12:16 AM Link | Quote
Remember when Christmas shit wasn't on the shelves before Halloween? And when Black Friday wasn't starting on Thanksgiving day?
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Posted on 09-22-13 11:38 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Astrophel
And when Black Friday wasn't starting on Thanksgiving day?

That's definitely a weird one I've noticed as the years go by.

Good stuff so far... so relevant to our generation haha.

Remember when we didn't all have cellphones? Actually had to converse with people!

Remember shoes that lit up with each step?

Remember when videogames had mascots?

Remember CheatCC and printing off codes?

Remember magazines?
Cteno

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Posted on 09-22-13 06:00 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xeo
Remember when videogames had mascots?

Hey now, plenty of games still have mascots, just not usually for home consoles. Handhelds, baby! Speaking of which...

Remember that feeling you got when you put fresh batteries in your Gameboy?


(Last edited by Cteno on 09-22-13 06:01 PM)
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Posted on 09-24-13 03:41 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sorcha Rohan
Did anyone else have to clean house during Saturday Morning cartoons? Or was that just me? Because I had to learn to program a VCR to get to watch my Saturday morning cartoons.


Dude! I thought that was just me. My sister made me and all my butthead little friends clean the house every Saturday morning. My brother-in-law used to buy me blank tapes all the time so I could record shit.

And Christmas before Halloween...**Sideshow Bob shudders** I miss when each holiday was enjoyable.

Remember when the WWE was really awesome? (I miss the Attitude Era )
Xeoman

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Posted on 09-25-13 11:30 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cteno
Remember that feeling you got when you put fresh batteries in your Gameboy?

All 6-8 of them for the Game Gear?
Cteno

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Posted on 09-26-13 12:30 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xeo
Originally posted by Cteno
Remember that feeling you got when you put fresh batteries in your Gameboy?

All 6-8 of them for the Game Gear?

Even better!
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