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Question: Do you enjoy reading websites that haven't been updated in almost a decade?
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« on: April 30, 2012, 01:58:38 am »
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Not only is the archaic web design style pretty charming but the archival feeling is pretty cool too, it's similar to the election night footage from previous elections that have been taped and put on YouTube. Amazing how the Internet now has "history". My favorite example: http://empirestategames.tripod.com
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 02:01:05 am »
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I do- a look back in time, a living fossil of sorts.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 02:01:26 am »
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Yes, it's one of the most awesomest things after sex and masturbation.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 04:54:11 am »
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Someone linked me to a Usenet discussion on November 9th, 1989, as a bunch of college students in the US and Germany discussed the implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It really drove home to me that people have been talking politics on the Internet as long as there's been an Internet.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 05:03:23 am »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 05:18:32 am »
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Mostly yes.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 06:36:48 am »
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Never saw them.  How would one run across something like that?
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 05:09:56 pm »
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I get kind of creeped out by those 'ghost town' sites.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 05:14:47 pm »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.


I've seen posts on Usenet about the 84 election. Really fun to read in retrospect.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 05:32:54 pm »
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I'd like to see discussions on the Perot candidacy and 1992.
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 06:10:28 pm »
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Someone linked me to a Usenet discussion on November 9th, 1989, as a bunch of college students in the US and Germany discussed the implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It really drove home to me that people have been talking politics on the Internet as long as there's been an Internet.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 09:55:46 pm »

Someone linked me to a Usenet discussion on November 9th, 1989, as a bunch of college students in the US and Germany discussed the implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It really drove home to me that people have been talking politics on the Internet as long as there's been an Internet.

Do you still have that link, by any chance? 

This might be it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 10:24:59 pm »
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Someone linked me to a Usenet discussion on November 9th, 1989, as a bunch of college students in the US and Germany discussed the implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It really drove home to me that people have been talking politics on the Internet as long as there's been an Internet.

Do you still have that link, by any chance? 

This might be it.

That is indeed it, though I seem to have misremembered the contents a bit over the years: I recalled at least one person arguing for dragging Austria back into the new united Germany, but apparently that didn't happen.
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 02:52:34 pm »
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It's kind of surreal, as you really don't "feel" like the Internet didn't come into being until the mid 90s.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 03:17:54 pm »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.


I've seen posts on Usenet about the 84 election. Really fun to read in retrospect.

Any chance of providing a link?
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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 09:53:04 pm »
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It's kind of surreal, as you really don't "feel" like the Internet didn't come into being until the mid 90s.

The Internet has existed since the 70s, it's the web that revolutionized it and that came in around 93-94.
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 09:56:03 pm »
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Excuse me, the WWW.
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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2012, 09:58:56 pm »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.


I've seen posts on Usenet about the 84 election. Really fun to read in retrospect.

Any chance of providing a link?

Pretty intense discussion!

1992 predictions from that summer
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2012, 10:00:27 pm »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.


I've seen posts on Usenet about the 84 election. Really fun to read in retrospect.

Any chance of providing a link?

Pretty intense discussion!

1992 predictions from that summer

The only thing I'd complain about is the modern layout on those ones... kind of ruins the feeling.

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In summary, Under Reagan I am better off than I was four years ago.  I'm taking home $50 more each week in my pay check because of Reagan's TAX CUTS!  America is much better off than it was four years ago.  We are stronger.  The threat of nuclear war is less because of our strength and the spread of communism has stopped.

It's amazing I'm able to copy and paste this, written and posted a full decade before I was born, in the manner I would the post just above me posted a few minutes ago. Wow. Wow. Wow.
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In summary, Under Reagan I am better off than I was four years ago.  I'm taking home $50 more each week in my pay check because of Reagan's TAX CUTS!  America is much better off than it was four years ago.  We are stronger.  The threat of nuclear war is less because of our strength and the spread of communism has stopped.

It's amazing I'm able to copy and paste this, written and posted a full decade before I was born, in the manner I would the post just above me posted a few minutes ago. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Eh, there are archives of newspapers and archives online going back decades, so it's not that amazing.
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 10:12:39 pm »
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Google has a list of newsworthy historical discussions here:

http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html
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In summary, Under Reagan I am better off than I was four years ago.  I'm taking home $50 more each week in my pay check because of Reagan's TAX CUTS!  America is much better off than it was four years ago.  We are stronger.  The threat of nuclear war is less because of our strength and the spread of communism has stopped.

It's amazing I'm able to copy and paste this, written and posted a full decade before I was born, in the manner I would the post just above me posted a few minutes ago. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Eh, there are archives of newspapers and archives online going back decades, so it's not that amazing.

But it's the internet. Real forum discussion, in the same form and medium that we use today.
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2012, 10:31:03 pm »
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A few years ago, someone showed me a link to a Usenet discussion of Return of the Jedi from just after its release in 1983.


I've seen posts on Usenet about the 84 election. Really fun to read in retrospect.

Any chance of providing a link?

Pretty intense discussion!

1992 predictions from that summer

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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2012, 10:35:30 pm »
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The 1984 thread is HILARIOUS - mainly because it feels *exactly* like a thread from the Atlas right now.
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2012, 12:09:14 am »
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People on the internet were more well spoken back then, it seems.
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