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  • Tom Otley
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    We’ll find out, I guess.


    FDOS_UK
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    GivingupBA

    The Internet was of course a very different place 22 years ago.

    It’s amazing how we have largely forgotten life ‘pre-net’, isn’t it?


    PhilipHart
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    More pedantry FDOS_UK. You just can’t help yourself.


    PhilipHart
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    “It’s amazing how we have largely forgotten life ‘pre-net’, isn’t it?”

    Not really for those of us who helped create it.


    PhilipHart
    Participant

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    More “passive bullying” from FDOS_UK; flagging up even innocuous comments to the moderators.

    You have a problem @fdos_uk. Please seek help.


    AisleSeatTraveller
    Participant

    whenever I have used wifi onboard (various airlines) it has always been expensive (i note the comment above about multiple logins), slow, unreliable and generally a bit rubbish (I wouldn’t rely on it to send that important email)

    FDOS, surprised you can remember your first personal address, I can’t, must have been circa 1999 / 2000 (although I had at work prior to that (internal only at first))


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Just slightly continuing the drift, I also had one of those numerical email addresses at Compuserve (which still seems to exist). I then had a Netscape one and a Yahoo one which is now the one I primarily use. Dial up modems, going to make a tea while a file downloaded, paying for an email address and a browser, oh how we have moved on.


    GivingupBA
    Participant

    GivingupBA

    It’s amazing how we have largely forgotten life ‘pre-net’, isn’t it?

    Yes, it really is. Even more amazing to me is how society has now come to completely rely on computers to run – with most people not realizing how complete the reliance is: I was surprised to read an article saying that if they all shut down (e.g. after an EMP strike) we’ve all had it because they run food deliveries, health care, utilities, banking and a thousand other things. The article said it’s impossible to go back and run things again as they were run in the 1950s.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    FDOS, surprised you can remember your first personal address, I can’t, must have been circa 1999 / 2000 (although I had at work prior to that (internal only at first))

    TBH, I can’t remember the address, just the format 🙂


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    GivingupBA

    It’s amazing how we have largely forgotten life ‘pre-net’, isn’t it?

    Yes, it really is. Even more amazing to me is how society has now come to completely rely on computers to run – with most people not realizing how complete the reliance is: I was surprised to read an article saying that if they all shut down (e.g. after an EMP strike) we’ve all had it because they run food deliveries, health care, utilities, banking and a thousand other things. The article said it’s impossible to go back and run things again as they were run in the 1950s.

    That is an alarming article, but unfortunately probably true. I can remember how to do things manually (in most cases), but people who have grown up, been educated in and worked in the IT driven society, through no fault of their own, cannot.

    After AI becomes prevalent, I fear for the future of the world.


    TiredOldHack2
    Participant

    I remember getting my first email account in 1994

    1996 for me, at Christmas.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    I am wondering what will happen when the cloud becomes overloaded, what will the next data storage solution be…. (I can hear you all screaming, impossible, the cloud cant get overloaded…)


    AisleSeatTraveller
    Participant

    Martyn – when clouds get overloaded it rains, seriously I saw a programme / news article whereby data can be stored in DNA strings (I don’t fully understand it but it sounded cool)


    ThomasCox
    Participant

    She looked incredulous and said it was ridiculous they didn’t put it in when the planes were built. I couldn’t help but smile when I said, I don’t think that internet was invented when this plan

    I’m reminded of the charming American gentleman sat next to me in 1F coming into LHR from FCO a year or two back. On passing Windsor Castle he turned and asked me, ‘Why did they build it so close to Heathrow?’


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    I am wondering what will happen when the cloud becomes overloaded, what will the next data storage solution be…. (I can hear you all screaming, impossible, the cloud cant get overloaded…)

    Synthetic DNA. Sounds like a April Fool’s, doesn’t it?

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-dna-storage-breakthrough-could-pave-way-for-exabyte-drives/

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