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Hey Internet Old Timers, What Was Life Like During the Web’s Early Days?

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Before fiber optic cables, before Wi-Fi, before you got bombarded with enough AOL free trial CDs to build your family a (very weak and ineffective) home, the internet was a vastly simpler thing. So tell us, you internet pioneers, what was life like during the wild west days of the early internet?

We’ve heard a few examples of what it was like to be online during the 80s
already, but now, dear, wizened readers, it’s time to hear from you. Whether your fondest memories revolve around early BBSes, hours spent trolling Usenet, or thumbing through an actual, physical CompuServe Directory, we want to hear about ’em. So share your tales of internet firsts down below-it’s time to let the nostalgia flow.