I agree, there's nothing I miss at all. Way too slow and not much of interest. Nowadays you have access to lots of valuable info never accessible before. Finding any tech documentation, drivers, news was nearly impossible. The bad of course is junk, crap, trolling and more clogging the "pipes". But if you're an adult you can filter that out pretty much and indulge in all the benefits. The other big bad is big government watching and recording your life and hackers out to rip you off. Short of ditching all your tech and living in a cage all you can do is be knowledgeable and aware of what you're doing.Nothing. Whats there to miss?
That sound brought back memories of my first times on the internet, and how after a while you could tell when you were connecting if it "sounded right" - the frequent failures to connect always had a different sound. It was slow, but it was new enough to still feel "magical". Then I got my first DSL line, and speed improved, and it was "always connected" (except the fairly frequent down time). I loved the feeling of being able to find info on almost anything, like online manuals for old appliances and equipment. What used to require a trip to the library or a long wait for the US Snail was now accessible in a few seconds. I still love it, and online shopping is so much better now, I rarely bother with the high prices and limited selection of brick-and mortar stores. Yes, it requires some skill now to avoid the pitfalls, but it's not difficult.Oh yeah I miss this sound:
I'm not exactly sure of your meaning here. With modern browsers, script killers, ad blockers, and even free AV products. I feel a whole lot safer going anywhere on the web, than I did with IE-6, Active X controls, and Norton products...Other than the lack of security on porn sites, not much really.
Let just say it was really easy to feed a porn site a fake credit card number and it took 24 hours to properly verify. A lot of them gave you full access until the verification failed.I'm not exactly sure of your meaning here. With modern browsers, script killers, ad blockers, and even free AV products. I feel a whole lot safer going anywhere on the web, than I did with IE-6, Active X controls, and Norton products...Other than the lack of security on porn sites, not much really.
OH BrotherThe very early days of the Internet mostly meant web browsing for me. Now, I wouldn't say I miss it per se, but it does bring a deep sense of nostalgia. From how it took some effort to get connected, dial up sounds and all, once you were "in", launching Netscape and looking at its iconic animation -- while waiting for pages to load -- there was this sense of discovery, it was definitely special.