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Old 05-16-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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Hey only RICH people have internet. What is AOL? (I've gone back to the 90's LOL)
That's not too far fetched. You didn't have to be rich but you certainly needed some disposable income. Aside from the cost of getting on the internet you also needed to buy a computer...which back in the 90s could cost you significant $$$
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Another Jar Jar Binks pimple-faced teen weirdo who was FAP'ing to 56K dialup porn in 1999 while I was getting the real thing from AOL chat rooms!

i was 10 in 1999....

that's so cute that you consider "cybersex" to be the real thing.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:20 AM
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Bahaha ha! This post is the cherry on the cake of this thread.

+5 from me

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Old 05-16-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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I do miss the old internet of the 90s and early 00s. I practically spent my entire formative years spending thousands of hours in chat rooms and playing online games in very laggy servers. It was just one big wild wasteland before it got all bought out by the multinationals.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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So the internet got bought up by the "multinationals"? Exactly how did they do that?
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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I did some research but can someone explain what they mean by net neutrality and what you are trying to gain and/or prevent.

From what I've read, I'm not seeing the big issue.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I had Internet at my house (patents house) in 1995. Windows 95.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I do miss the old internet of the 90s and early 00s. I practically spent my entire formative years spending thousands of hours in chat rooms and playing online games in very laggy servers. It was just one big wild wasteland before it got all bought out by the multinationals.
Wow, I was just thinking about that the other day. What happened to all the chat rooms. I used the search engine AltaVista and just searched "chat rooms". There were an endless of free, non member ship required chat rooms. Everybody did it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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I was online prior to AOL and Prodigy dialing in to BBS sites. Forest service, and business had servers you could dial into. This is really what AOL was until html was slowly introduced, and you accessed it through a special window. Netscape, and Internet Explorer were some of the first browsers to interpret html. It has exploded from there.
Plus there were the free-nets, university internet services, all kinds of telnet sites, the MUDDs. No one had to usse Prodigy and AOL only.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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100% agree that Internet access should be classified as a utility and I am pro net neutrality, but I'm not getting my hopes up. What does one expect when the pres appoints a former cable industry lobbyist as head of the FCC? The hell was he thinking?!

Interestingly, AOL itself is pro net neutrality.
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