Many of you may not remember what it was like to not have the internet. Before the internet was a widespread household thing we had to find different things to do on our home computer. Redditors answer what they did before the internet and it brings back some serious nostalgic memories. Check them out and comment with your answser in the comments.
1. – Kermit-Batman
I once spent five hours trying to connect to the internet, some weird chat app that came on the computer, (way before messenger!)
No one told me about phone lines, or connections, I honestly can’t remember much of what I tried, or why I wanted to try it…
Mum eventually got our 28.8kbps connection, and the world was mine, about a week later I bsod the computer, and it wasn’t like today, back the bsod meant something man! You got one, you knew you fucked up.
I know that doesn’t really answer the question, but things were fine before the internet, things have been better since, I believe people are generally smarter, (if they want to be,) and the world is much better off, if a little more jaded.
I also eventually got my chat room access, sometimes it’s humbling to think that I can speak to all of you, wherever you may be and ask one simple question, ASL?
Did anyone else have Mavis Beacon? My favorite game was the one that simulated driving. Every time you typed the wrong letter, a bug would smash on your windshield. Some times I would type frantically just to see the gore. Fun times.
Winter Games. M.U.D.s Ultima II
Copied mad floppies.
I had more games for my Commodore 64 than anyone because I had two drives. I would entice kids over to my house to play games with the offer of free copies, as long as they brought all of their games with. Blank floppies were pretty cheap.
What did I do with my computer before the internet?
I WAS A PIRATE.
Amongst other things, there was a VERY cool game called AZTEC, basically a side scroller, that I used to play on my total whizbang 10″ amber screen. Lode runner was also totally cool. And NEVER FORGET that genius game, Rogue. Excuse me, now, the nurse tells me I have to empty my colostomy bag.
My brother had this folder that was full of fun little games. Once he moved the folder and I was so desperate to find it and play but ended up discovering his collection of x-rated games. Good times.