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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sylence View Post
Obligatory 5-year-old video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWEjvCRPrCo

Happy Birthday interwebs!!!
lol i forgot about that video, lol its been awhile since i've seen it XD
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I've got an old Commodore 64 sitting in my basement with a 300 baud (I think) modem. I should hook it up in honor of the Internet's birthday.
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post #23 of 27
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Explain the demise of the laserdisc please
They could only hold like 2 hours worth of material. I remember having to flip one movie over to see the rest. It was lame.
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I love how porn is never mentioned when talking about the early web even though it was one of the primary reasons why it became popular.

No longer did you need to telnet to private BBS servers or blindly download from ftp sites... you could now view the images online. It was all the rage and it fueled the early growth. Scientist computer geeks now had a much easier time trading dirty GIFs. LOL
Porn is not one of the primary reasons the web became popular, the web is one if the primary reasons porn became so popular. Porn is a bi-product of everything else we use the web for, which is communication.
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Explain the demise of the laserdisc please
Did you ever have a laserdisc setup? Record sized CD's that now hold less than a DVD and far less than a blu-ray is just a bad idea.
 
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hmmm... i didn't no that internet was free.
there are some free isp's out there
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
I was under the assumption that this was all the World Wide Web was for today

You mean to tell me it has other uses?!?
this and popularity contest on facebook/twitter
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