10 Internet Stuff That Those Born Before 1994 Can Relate (Part 2)

Technology really sure have come a long way.
posted on: Saturday, May 17, 2014
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There are a lot of good memories when the Philippine internet was still at its infancy stage.

In these modern times, let’s all remember the good old internet days, especially if you’ve experienced a first-hand account of technology’s progress.

In case you missed part 1, here’s the .

1. Payment System

Then – Prepaid load and dial-up, and oh expensive it was!

colnect.com

Now – Most internet connections are postpaid and (by Philippine standards).

imoney.ph

2. Web Design

Then – Cluttered and blue links everywhere. The good ol’  Angelfire and geocities days.

topdesignmag.com, yahoo.com’s old homepage

Now – Sleek, with auto-refresh features. Also, no more Times New Roman font.

venturebeat.com, Mark Zuckerberg’s facebook profile

3. Photo editor

Then – Paintbrush, you can draw lines, circles and other geometric shapes. I can’t even recall if you can resize pictures.

www.lopr.net

Now – Photoshop has it all. Now everyone can become beautiful through photo manipulation.

oswindows.com

4. GUI (Graphical User Interface)

Then – It didn’t exist at all in the MS-DOS era.

wikipedia.org

Now – Windows 8 now has tiles with its new metro design (If you don’t like it, you can disable it).

pcworld.com

5. Installing Software

Then – You have to buy a diskette and CD installers (the era of product keys).

flashbackgames.co.uk

Now – Download from official sites or torrent (*smiles*).

g4tv.com, steam by Valve

6. Watching Videos

Then – Do you remember back then when you use your car rewinder to rewind VHS tapes?

kanobu.ru

Now – Youtube has almost every video you can think of (except porn).

Youtube

7. Video Gaming

Then – We were confined to offline games, worse if you just had solitaire and minesweeper in your PC.

mobygames.com

Now – Online games allow people from different parts of the world to interact with one another.

warcraft.blizzplanet.com

8. Internet medium

Then – Internet connectivity is exclusively on PCs.

gcentertainmentsystem.blogspot.com

Now – We have smartphones, tablets and even TVs can now access the internet.

www.abc.es

9. Connectivity

Then – A large bulk of wires and octopus connections.

iogear.com

Now – Wifi!

comcen.nus.edu.sg

10. Advertising

Then – Traditional method was through newspapers, TV and radio.

connectionmodel.com

Now – Internet advertising is the new mainstream.

themesamurai.com

Old school internet stuff are great to reminisce, but our internet now is a million times better. What about you, what great memories do you have?

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