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Old 12-13-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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The 90s were a fun time to grow up. Excellent music, fun gadgets, the most challenging video games. An infantile Internet where Dog Pile and Yahoo were the only way to find things, and they rarely did. Online shopping was like magic.

I remember the day my mom brought home her first cell phone. It was a Trac Phone some time in 98ish. I remember wondering what the hell anyone would want a cell phone for when they had a perfectly good pager.

Oh and WebTV. What a terrible implementation of a great idea.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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The 90s were a fun time to grow up. Excellent music, fun gadgets, the most challenging video games. An infantile Internet where Dog Pile and Yahoo were the only way to find things, and they rarely did. Online shopping was like magic.

I remember the day my mom brought home her first cell phone. It was a Trac Phone some time in 98ish. I remember wondering what the hell anyone would want a cell phone for when they had a perfectly good pager.

Oh and WebTV. What a terrible implementation of a great idea.
How about the Dreamcast internet browser?

SEGA Dreamcast Web Browser - Dreamcast - IGN

or GNN? I remember getting GNN Cd's in the mail and installing it.


or WOW!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOW!_(online_service)

also remember having Prodigy.

or browsing to sites by gopher:// instead of http://
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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I remember the sega channel where you could download and play games through your cable line.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Don't forget about the Nintendo 64. Best known for its Mario games!

Nintendo 64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember I had the light purple and gray controller.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I remember the sega channel where you could download and play games through your cable line.
The sega dreamcast was sick, but it came out at a time most people didn't have broadband, there was a broadband adapter and I remember I talked to people online in Canada at the time who were playing Phantasy Star and other crap online... this was broadband console gaming way before xbox live.bastards. Dreamcast also came out at the same time people started getting cd burners, and there wasn't anything you had to encrypt on their cds, just a straight copy...
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Don't forget about the Nintendo 64. Best known for its Mario games!

Nintendo 64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I remember I had the light purple and gray controller.
The N64 was great, but the SNES was the better overall console. Also from the 90s, TYVM Nintendo.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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The sega dreamcast was sick, but it came out at a time most people didn't have broadband, there was a broadband adapter and I remember I talked to people online in Canada at the time who were playing Phantasy Star and other crap online... this was broadband console gaming way before xbox live.bastards. Dreamcast also came out at the same time people started getting cd burners, and there wasn't anything you had to encrypt on their cds, just a straight copy...
yea, dreamcast was ahead of it's time. too bad.
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