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User currently offlineFfis34 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Hey guys, How is everyone doing today?

As I am only 16 to young to really remember the days before the internet I was curious to hear about what you did before A.net came on the internet, did you visit other sites or have local clubs...

Thanks

brad


Chris, since we are in jail I need to say something to you. Dont drop the soap
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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Errr well, I can't remember what I did really. I didn't use the internet back then because I was so young and there weren't really that many good sites around. Not many good sites for a 12 year old anyway... Big grin. It wasn't really until the 21st century that I found any sites that were worth visiting regularly. The only website that I did used to go to was ASN because I found it fascinating reading about air crashes (the main reason I 'got' into aviation and A.net).

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1091 times:



User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net

Thats probably actually pretty accurate - a first for a 'Signed by' comment.  Smile

Adam


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Gotta go with the Hummer LOL!!

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

I walked around telling complete strangers to "Do a search, dammit!" or "learn to spell, loser!" Things like that.

Thank God for aDOTnet to give meaning to those words.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11529 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

What is this "before a.net" that you speak of?

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net

I'll have to agree with that also...



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net

But thats just sooo not true! Even before A.net they didnt have lives.......



That'll teach you
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Given the fact that I rarely have time anymore to post on a.net....That would mean I have a life outside this website.

So before I discovered a.net, I still had a life.


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 928 times:

Looked for cheats in our Atari 2600 games, dialed up to BBS systems and Fidonet, and played BattleZone before it was available in an electronic version.

Yes, I really am THAT friggin' old.  irked 


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8685 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 916 times:

There's always something to be read, be it a.net, a book, some newspaper or whatever else. In fact a.net was very helpful in terms of learning English.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Before A.Net,the same as is now With A.net.
Mix with Friends.
The Normal stuff.
Nothings changed.
 Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 885 times:

I agree with Hummer on this one. I tend to stay home a bit more now  Wink

SUJ


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Hummer is correct. I could only add that most of us probably actually EARNED our paychecks a little more, rather than surfing A.net "on the clock"  Silly

Chip


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 829 times:

I can't really remember what I did before the internet, mostly played worthless games on the computer or Sega.

Anyone remember Bubsy?


User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 808 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net

As much as I hate to say, you're right on the money. I was MUCH more active, and I spent a lot more of my time outside, until this site became REALLY active, especially when I found the forums.

Anthony


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 801 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 15):
I could only add that most of us probably actually EARNED our paychecks a little more, rather than surfing A.net "on the clock"

Of course, that assumes there's a "clock" to be concerned with.

When your clock is based on your un-regulated productivity and you surf a.net on YOUR time, is when it's truly pathetic.  Yeah sure

Signed,
One of the pathetic masses


User currently offlineAgentM From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Before A.net I had to wake up at 4am and walk 25+ miles to the airport in rain, snow, sleet, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions just so I could read/write discussion topics using post-it notes on a cork board.

 crazy 


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Before a.net, I watched more idiot box. Now I rarely have it on, maybe half hour a day on MSNBC or CSPAN while cooking dinner.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
In fact a.net was very helpful in terms of learning English.

Guess a positive unintended consequence of a.net.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 730 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 1):
Had a life...

Signed,
All of a.net

Actually I agree.  Wink

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
In fact a.net was very helpful in terms of learning English.

Yes, A.net helped me very much to improve my English and I am glad about it.

Additionally (and the most fun of A.net)--> A.net made it possible that I could meet people from all over the world, sometimes I visted them in their home countries, sometimes we met in another country than our home countries, and sometimes they visited me in my home country, this is so great and I hope to meet more of you guys!

Patrick


User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 687 times:

Quoting Ffis34 (Thread starter):
what you did before A.net came on the internet,

It was just me and my right hand with no visual aids

Signed,

95% of a.net



29th, Let's Go!
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 658 times:

Quoting AgentM (Reply 19):
Before A.net I had to wake up at 4am and walk 25+ miles to the airport in rain, snow, sleet, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions just so I could read/write discussion topics using post-it notes on a cork board.

Beautiful!

Before A.net...I didn't know as much about aviation and airplanes as I do now...I didn't "know" people all over the world...I didn't appreciate just how cool it is to live about 15 miles from the Boeing plant in Everett...I programmed a VIC-20 in Assembler!  Smile



But that was when I ruled the world
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