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What the heck did you do before this whole internet thing?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Basschair, May 26, 2005.

  1. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    I at work (el. school) burning a couple hours before an awards ceremony where I'm presenting some plaques to some graduating music students. I'm about to pop in Hallucino Genetics and do some "karoke bass," if I could just manage to pry myself away from the TB forum...

    So, what did you to burn time before the internet? Before TB? How do you burn time now, aside from practicing?
  2. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Listened to CD's, watched TV, played video games. I still do those things, just not as much as I used to.

  4. Actually practiced playing bass like I should!!!
  5. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    I spent a lot of time in the library. :D
  6. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Listened to Rush Limbaugh and read Ann Coulter books! I mean I like both kinds of Political opinion female and male! :D
  7. Let's see, before the internet, I had a baby walker, and Sesame Street, oh and new-then GI Joe and Robocop cartoons. Man, the 80's were rough.
  8. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Watched TV, played Mario.
  9. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    and BBS's.
  10. There was a time before Al Gore invented the intarweb?
  11. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Hmm. I don't really remember the Pre-Internet... Maybe I played outside?
    Got my first computer when I was about seven, if I recall correctly.
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Had a life. Until I got my first PC and discovered BBSs.
  13. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Spent time with friends .. practiced ... went to college ... listened to 33 1/3 LPs on a turntable ... listened to cassette tapes .... listened to 8 tracks ... played Space Invaders, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Pong, Asteroids, Centipede on an Atari game system ... used a typewriter to do my papers in college ... Went to the library a lot ... bought things in actual stores ... did my banking at a bank, not online ... read real newspapers made with paper ... talked to people on the phone, in person, or by mail ... bought my basses at music stores, in person ...

  14. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    drank alcohol, played guitar and bass, smoked cigarettes, went to strip clubs....come to think of it....I had more fun...DAMN the Internet :crying:
  15. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Went to movies. There is an article linked on the Drudgereport today indicating movie attendance is down and the Internet is one of the reasons.
  16. +1
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I actually had to pay for my porn.

    Seriously though, I only started using the internet the summer after graduating high school, then it was on to college where I spent most of my non-school time either doing homework (which was mostly painting or composition projects) or painting for myself, both of which take up a lot of time, or spending time with my friends. We spent many hours at a diner, and groups of people would usually rent a movie or having small parties.
  18. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    Aaaahhh the good old days.

    Same for me. It wasn't til the summer after my senior year of highschool that I had a computer that would run windows 95. I spent more time out on the town.
  19. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Well I think i'm labeled as Generation X, so I grew up with it. :rolleyes:
  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Nope, generation X was a whole generation before you. You're generation Y (bother).

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