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    Unhappy AOL in 1990 or so...
    first time I got on the web as a newbie, I went with AOL...

    if you recall, they charged by the HOUR back then.... $2.95 an hour or something like that?

    My first months bill was: $120!!!

    needless to say I called and cancelled when I got that bill. lol

    just thought I'd share this, sort of funny now that I look back on it.

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    That's about what my cable bill is for Cable and unlimited HS Internet monthly.


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    AOL in 1990 or so...

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    I saw ISDN bills in the thousands of dollars back then...!

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    ah, the days of 14.4

    ohh, the days of 28 kbts

    wowww, the heady days of 56K

    Remember when downloading a 10 meg file was a major undertaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    ah, the days of 14.4

    ohh, the days of 28 kbts

    wowww, the heady days of 56K

    Remember when downloading a 10 meg file was a major undertaking
    It took me three days to download a 96kbps (HIGH QUALITY!) MP3 of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" from Napster back in 2000.

    Oh, how I long for the days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    ah, the days of 14.4

    ohh, the days of 28 kbts

    wowww, the heady days of 56K

    Remember when downloading a 10 meg file was a major undertaking
    Yeah, try the 9600 baud days!! I really thought I was blazing when I finally made it up the 56K.

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    You young'uns should have been around back when we had a Color Computer from Radio Shack and the 300 baud modem cartridge. Saving to cassette tape!
    Those were the days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek McNelly View Post
    It took me three days to download a 96kbps (HIGH QUALITY!) MP3 of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" from Napster back in 2000.

    Oh, how I long for the days.
    hahaha, nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    You young'uns should have been around back when we had a Color Computer from Radio Shack and the 300 baud modem cartridge. Saving to cassette tape!
    Those were the days.


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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    AOL in 1990 or so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    You young'uns should have been around back when we had a Color Computer from Radio Shack and the 300 baud modem cartridge. Saving to cassette tape!
    Those were the days.
    my mom did medical billing when I was growing up, so we had MS-DOS and the cassettes.

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    AOL in 1990 or so...
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    i remember back in the late 90's early 2000's just getting into computers, our parents not using them, we got our internet from free aol trial discs! oddly enough, they kept letting us use the same credit card number, and cancel it before we had to pay each time.
    all this nonsense went on for about 3 years 'til my mom started to pay for it (for herself as well), and my friends grandpa signed him up for his birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    Remember when downloading a 10 meg file was a major undertaking
    oh yes! Downloading a 4Mb MP3 from Kazaa took about 20 minutes, now I can (not saying I do ) download one in less than 30 seconds!

    Leaving the computer on overnight and during the day for a download and praying no one would need the phone. LOL, those really were the days!

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    I remember back in 1996 or '97 (yeah I know, big deal right?), and Half Life (TFC more specifically) was huuuuge online... And in order for me to play it, I needed a ~100mb patch to play online..

    It took me nearly 3 weeks to download it on a 56k line.. Mostly because every one used the PC, and I had to restart it several times (until Mozilla I believe made this download manager-typed software so you could resume big downloads even if you disconnected).

    After getting that patch though, it was totally worth it. Playing TFC online for the first time was one of the best gaming experiences I've had.

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