Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison
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Memories of "Good Old Days"

One of my MySpace friends posted the following:
Close your eyes... And go back...
Before the Internet or the AIM
Before semi automatics and weed
Before playstation2 or X-bOX
Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night...
The message then listed fun things that people used to do before being hooked into computers. I thought about this, and realized that the "before Internet and AIM" is only 15 years ago. Somehow the internet is now equated with all modern computer technology. I replied:
I close my eyes, remember before the internet, and I see BBSs, the Commodore 64, Fidonet, 5 1/4" disks, and TI-30 calculators.
I also see the 5 hours of homework I was putting off, but I think I was watching the A-Team instead of doing the homework.
It amazes me how fast the "good old days" come along for those who long for them so. Time becomes distorted, longing for the past. Case-in-point, those with memories of weed (gasp!) probably remember it going WAY further back than most of the other items listed.

Remember the good old days? Really???


*EDITED*

With the knowledge that what I saw was probably a chain "inspiration" piece, I found a copy of it if you want to read the entire thing. Sit back and be nostalgic! In defense of the piece... it is about childhood. Most kids aren't worrying about Fidonet. Sadly, I'm one of those people who don't have a super-rosey memory of childhood. My loss...
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