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How can the internet be considered so important when people got on all fine and dandy before?
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How can the internet be considered so important when people got on all fine and dandy before?

Well, there was television before. I imagine before that particular advent people just sat.
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Or went out and actually got some fresh air?
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Don't be absurd.
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No. What about porn?
You dirrrty minx.
I likeeeee.
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You dirrrty minx.
I likeeeee.
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Don't be absurd.
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I remember my life before I had access to the internet. Looking back on it, I think I only survived because I was, like, younger than 10. So I could just run around throwing bags of dirt at my friends. What would I do without the internet now!? A 20 year old can't just throw bags of dirt at people. And the sweet shop that sold the little bags has been closed for years.
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The internet is my only friend. Well, and my cats.
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(Original post by WestHamJake)
Damn, you're weird. Looked up your profile, WTF? :eek:

Do you only come out at night?
You should have a look at the myspace link in my profile for a better understanding. It is the combined efforts of me and my sister dementedbunny :cool:

I'm going to stick up for the internet here. I have lots of friends who I don't see too often because they live abroad or far away - the internet makes keeping in touch so much easier. There is something sad about the decline in handwritten letters but even so, I wouldn't get rid of Facebook and email accounts in a hurry.

It's a great thing for the world of entertainment too. Music, films, short stories - all easily accessible. These are the kinds of
things that people love and the kind of things that shape our personalities and hobbies to some extent. Gawd bless teh internets.

I know it sounds a bit shallow but I really do think I am happier as a person-with-internet than I would be as a person-without-internet. Admittedly I am probably a bit more of an internet feind than the average person (but not the average TSR user, I suspect) but even so I do appreciate it ever so much. :p:

:heart: internet :heart:
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(Original post by WestHamJake)
How can the internet be considered so important when people got on all fine and dandy before?
The species was doing pretty well before we had houses, language, currency, central government, international communication, antibiotics, large brains and chocolate. By your logic...

Think about things before you say them
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You get my point though.

People were getting on with their lives, earning money, providing for family before so why does it have to play such a major role in a lot of your lives?
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(Original post by WestHamJake)
You get my point though.

People were getting on with their lives, earning money, providing for family before so why does it have to play such a major role in a lot of your lives?
Packs were getting on with their lives gathering food for their families before we had supermarkets and professions. They were providing sufficient care before housing.

No, I don't get what you're saying!
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Hmm.

I can't say if it would be better, but certainly different and probably just as fulfilling.
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T'would be about the same.

Although I maintain that the 'net is on balance a 'good' invention.
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We'd all be better musicians and sportsmen if it wasn't for the internet
I have learned so, so much about music on the internet. You're probably right about sport, though.
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I doubt it!
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Packs were getting on with their lives gathering food for their families before we had supermarkets and professions. They were providing sufficient care before housing.

No, I don't get what you're saying!
Anyone fancy a game of 'spot the smart arse?'. I've just found 'em. Ok, what is your answer to the opening post?
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Anyone fancy a game of 'spot the smart arse?'. I've just found 'em. Ok, what is your answer to the opening post?
Instead of replying constructively to what I said, you could just insult me instead! Now I see how wrong I was to disagree with you

And, in response to your question (because, you know, some of us do actually like to respond to what we're replying to), if it wasn't for the internet, I would neither be on Facebook nor TSR right now. I can't imagine life without it! :eek: But on a more serious note, I suspect that the internet is so firmly ingrained into everything we do that it would be difficult, verging on impossible, for modern society to function without it, mostly because of co-ordination issues. There are a large number of things that are co-ordinated over the internet, such as event schedules and bookings, university open days, and just about anything centralised on the internet now. There are a lot of things floating around who's data and interface is stored on a central server that is accessed over the internet - without the internet, I think this would suddenly become very difficult to administrate. It would surprise me if various communities actually became more isolated as well, since with the loss of internet forums and social networking sites, other external communities would cease to mean quite so much to them - there are quite a lot of people who have met people over the internet that they are now friends with this, and without the internet, this kind of thing wouldn't happen any more. Finally, all the various conveniences the internet offers us would disappear, such as email, googling random information and image sharing, which, while I doubt it would have an impact on the quality of our lives, would still be an irritance.
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If there was no such things as Internet?
proposperous, how would we use other peoples work to do our coursework geez
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