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Question: Do you enjoy reading websites that haven't been updated in almost a decade?
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2012, 12:11:06 am »
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People on the internet were more well spoken back then, it seems.

Well it was only people who were rich/educated/intelligent, so it's actually somewhat surprising that they were only a little more well-spoken.

Edit:  Of course, I was just thinking of home users.  College students goofing off during their computer lab time might not have quite the same level of maturity...
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 03:56:58 am »
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The 1984 thread is HILARIOUS - mainly because it feels *exactly* like a thread from the Atlas right now.

Including a post by Walter Mitty!

People on the internet were more well spoken back then, it seems.

The internet has gotten markedly dumber than it was in the mid-1990s, let alone the mid-1980s.  Back then, it was dominated by people with high technical proficiency, high education levels, and/or high income (which correlates with education level).  Nowadays, it's dominated by illiterate teenagers.  The same phenomenon explains why the Golden Age of Television ended in the mid-1950s.  Once television ownership moved beyond the elite, the broadcasters started pandering to the unwashed masses.
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