do you ever wonder what we did before....

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by njcarita, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. njcarita

    njcarita DIS Veteran

    Jul 30, 2003
    the internet???

    I've been hoping on all day!!!

    I've watched video clips, found some great recipes.
    Have been emailing one of my closests friends all day-- and have laughed reading her emails till I cried.

    I think I'd been lost without it.
    I guess this is what people felt like when electricity became readily available.
  2. RoyalCanadian

    RoyalCanadian A Proud DVC Member @ SSR

    Jan 10, 2004
    It's very hard to remember -- I've been on the 'net in one way or another since early 1993. In those days I gophered and ftp'ed my way through the computers at NASA and the US Military Academy. Doors were wide open. To get the lowdown on airfares one needed to understand the SABRE reservations system and photos were downloaded from remote sites in packages which then needed to be pieced together and displayed in a special software viewer program.

    It's amazing how far we've come since then.
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  4. mommyoftwinfants

    mommyoftwinfants DIS Veteran

    Nov 4, 2005
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  5. Jeanne B

    Jeanne B DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2004
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  6. MiniGirl

    MiniGirl DIS Veteran

    Sep 13, 2006
    I used to keep my house a lot cleaner.
    :crazy: Eva
  7. buffalogirl

    buffalogirl <font color=deeppink>Ohh do I get to be first?<br>

    Jul 29, 2006
    I just went through two weeks without internet service in my house. We lost power and phone service due to the "October Surprise" storm in the Western New York area.

    I missed having lights, television, heat, a working refrigerator, but one of the
    things I missed most was the DISboards. I'm SOOOO addicted. It's so wonderful to be connected again!!! :disrocks:
  8. disneysnowflake

    disneysnowflake DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
    I'd probably still be tole painting and cross stitching.
    I'd be writing paper letters to my pen pal in Japan I've had over 20 years. It took 3 weeks from the day I mailed the letter until the day I got one back.

    I'd watch Lost all by myself and only know it's popular because some tv show told me. None of my friends or family watch Lost.

    I'd have never met all my collector friends, I'd never have gone to some gatherings in other states, etc.

    I definately wouldn't have gone to Disney as often as I have, got deals, etc.
    I would have gone to WDW in 2004 blindly with no ADRs, no plan, etc.
  9. sumrmist

    sumrmist <font color=teal>yeah I am however twisted<br><fon

    Sep 6, 2006
    Yeah my house was a lot cleaner too...and I didnt take as many trips either...remember ordering travel brochures and having to wait 2-4 weeks to receive them? Now its all instant !! I remember when I first got the internet in early 96, one of the first sites I went to was Disney....just to look at it and see the changes that had come about in the ten years since I had last been there....
  10. aclov

    aclov DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2006
    House was cleaner and probably had more money, because of all those darn online specials. I love the internet and all the information out there. So I guess you can say we're smarter and more knowledgeable now because of it too! :wizard:

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