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I've been around electronics and telecommunications all my life. I sent my first email in 1953, long before the Internet, but didn't use a computer, I used a Morse key. By 1960 I'd moved onto international networks and was able to chat with people much as we do on sites like this, so it's not really that new for me.

I enjoy using the Internet to stay in touch. I don't use Facebook (in my opinion a time waster, if not an outright wank) but can stay in touch with family and friends by email and even Skype. And it's lovely to be able to send elaborate greeting cards like this one I knocked up for Valentine's Day last year: http://www.jibjab.com/view/qFUJ1VVBOgI9czNf

Then there's the extraordinary advantage of being able to view the news, as it's happening, and to verify it from a number of sources instead of being bound to tabloids like Fox News and the Murdoch outlets.

Nope, I can't think of a single thing that I would like to return to: certainly not the correspondence chess games that could drag on for a year or more as you waited for the postman to bring your move back.

In comparing now and then we can say with total confidence that "these are the good old days".

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I don't remember that time lol. I was born in '02 and I got my first smartphone when I was 8. Those times are a romantic past I never experienced
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It stops you enjoying life and keeps inside way too much...I saw a joke that sums it up......" My internet was down for three hours and so I had to talk to the family, they seem really nice people "
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I miss people talking to each other face to face, you know, actually speaking.
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Well internet has existed my entire life but when I was little I wasn´t so interested in it and were outside playing pretty much and played only pc games. Then I started playing online games as a child and then I did more and more things on the internet and explored new things about it. So then it would be, be more outside or doing other creative things.
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I liked getting the news from Walter Cronkite.

I liked the feeling that the world was not as big as it seems now.

I liked when kids wanted to go out and play.

I liked phone booths.

I liked when the people who walked ahead of you talking to no one were indeed insane, and not on the phone.

I liked when "Film at 11" meant something.

I liked when no one was expected to "follow" anyone, anything, or any business.

I liked when it was not automatically assumed that everyone has a computer, a cell phone with internet capabilities, a car with GPS, etc.

I miss album art.

I miss when Rolling Stone magazine talked about new records coming out and wasn't so concerned with putting terrorists on their cover.

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I have everything at a click of a button these days but I often feel I've lost something 

Getting excited when I knew one of my favourite films was coming on .....that's gone 

Waiting for a song on the Radio to play and screaming at the DJ to "STFU" as he chatted Shit thru my fave song of the month.....lolz  mix tapes 

Playing a Computer game and having no other choice but to work it out , or find the Cheats in your Computer mag .........now we have walk thru's  , which I resist.

Our Life was FUN but the Kids of today would think our Lives were Snoresville.com 

Am I right or am I right  lolz 

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Sitting on the front porch.

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Pretty much everything.  I can't pinpoint all the things I miss most about my life before the digital age.

Sometimes, I wish technology had stopped when the 1990s ended.  It makes me sort of wish Y2K had happened.  Things in my life were so much better in the 20th century than they are now in the 21st century.

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I do not remember a time that I didn't have internet access. 

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