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Old 07-03-2013, 09:34 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Im one of them. Webtv will no longer exist as of 9.30.13.

MSN TV: Closure FAQ

This makes me sad, my first way of connecting to the web in 2002 because laptops were too expensive

I had some great times on webtv
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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I can understand the need for someone using dial up but I have no idea how they get anything accomplished. I had the unpleasant experience of having to go back to it for a week last year after a house fire just so I could manage my sites and get my email. Everything took an excruciatingly long time. Sites like this one with low bandwidth pages aren't such a problem but even trying to pay my cable bill took forever to load.

The web has really moved beyond 56K over the last decade, pages that don't necessarily need to be bloated are. You have a lot of use of very large JS files, video, flash etc. Simple example I can think of from my own site which is generally very light is the use of .png images on my index page. These are the only images compatible with browsers that provide alpha transparency that could provide the effect I wanted and are generally a lot larger than .jpg.
They do not turnover much of what you do to computer. Just as many still have no computer and get a long as before. Actually I am not getting things done has much to do with sitting in front of a computer much.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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This makes me sad, my first way of connecting to the web in 2002 because laptops were too expensive

I had some great times on webtv
I started on webtv way back in 97.

Discovered the LBB through a friend that was a tutor to many back then.

Some may remember DRAAC?
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I had only dial up until 2 years ago, in 2011,
then I finally got DSL & what a difference that made !
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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I had only dial up until 2 years ago, in 2011,
then I finally got DSL & what a difference that made !
That's hilarious..... when you switched from dial-up was when this thread was started, 2011.....
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I had only dial up until 2 years ago, in 2011,
then I finally got DSL & what a difference that made !
And if you have the chance to move to FIOS from DSL .. It is a bigger jump than going from dial-up to DSL!

Download/Upload Speeds

My speed tier as of now is at: 50/25 Mbps

Dreaming at what I could do at: 300/65 Mbps
(FiOS Quantum Maximum Speed)

Compare this to my old Verizon DSL of: 1.5 Mbps / 128 Kbps
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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id'e never go back to dial up always getting bumped off and slow loading web pages oh hell no
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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We used to always get dropped also and I dont know why!!!!!!

I was starting to wonder if the ISP was doing it ON PURPOSE to try and get us to switch to broadband??
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I wasn't using dial up in 2001. I no longer have a landline, and never will again. I remember when I first got cable internet... going from 4-5 kilobytes per second to 234 kilobytes per second, was just the most amazing experience I've ever had. I still appreciate the speeds to this day.
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