Lorfarius wrote:For me the next big internet thing was being able to use it properly on a mobile (iPhone for me). Up until 2 years ago I'd wander into shops, look and stuff and think its probably too dear, might just look it up in Amazon. Then all of a sudden I had this mini laptop in my pocket which could connect to the net just about anywhere
MattyC64c wrote:HMV are trying to sell the BD Star Wars collection (all six films) for £100, yeah, £100, insane! I took out my Andriod phone with it's 1GHz processor and checked out Play.com. There I found the same thing for £49.
C=Style wrote:It's always refreshing and nice to see someone such as TwoHeadedBoy who is a SNES hating bastard at the best of times rate a SNES game so highly.
MattyC64c wrote:Trolling seems to be a bit of a problem, and can be particularly bad on social networking sites. That's just kids for you though. I don't feed the trolls. Back in the early days only a select few had access to the net, now that's all changed.
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:A lot of "taking it for granted" happend with it these days. It's amazing and stuff, but it all adds up to constant accumulation!
killbot wrote:It's like videogames - of course we all like the newer, slicker, flashier version but the slightly ungainly, slow, ugly, homemade feel of the old stuff is still interesting from a historical perspective. I find the internet now to be a scarier place - back in the day we didn't feel the need to look out for internet scams, paedophile rings, trolls or horrible viruses. I'm sure all those things were there, but they were less common and therefore easier to overlook. That said, the content is far better now, as is the speed. In '95 when we first went online in our house I ran out of websites I was interested in looking at after about two days. No Youtube, Wikipedia, IGN or any of the other sites which sap so much of my leisure time now. It was definitely less corporate though - there was a sweet charm about a place where everyone just seemed to want to share low-quality JPEGs of their cats, or their expertise on the history of various train routes through gaudy HTML sites that didn't carry enormous banner ads for McDonalds.
So yeah, I prefer it today but I definitely have an affection for the way it used to be.
sicpuppy wrote:I do miss the dial up tone.
greenberet79 wrote:MattyC64c wrote:Trolling seems to be a bit of a problem, and can be particularly bad on social networking sites. That's just kids for you though. I don't feed the trolls. Back in the early days only a select few had access to the net, now that's all changed.
Yep - the web has revealed that there are a lot of demented people out there. A lot of angry, demented people with very strong views. It's all very weird.
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