Do you miss the young web /g/?
Still more aesthetically pleasing than Windows 10
my mum never once paid for dialup internet
she just got a whole bunch of these things and used a different one every month
Remember this shit? Poor quality pic related
aha, my fucking nigga. I couldn't find a freeserve CD pic so I had to use AOL
we literally used dialup through the Wanadoo era, it was awful. we got broadband in like 2005 or something
>Played the hell out of this as a kid.
>Level 263 no problems.
>Tried it again a while ago.
>Die die die die at level 1, can't play it worth shit.
It's really strange how much better I was at this over 20 years ago.
Someone explain how that is more aesthetically appealing than pic related
Agreed. I grew up using Windows and never used UNIX or a tiling WM until around 2009. Of course, I can't live without i3 these days.
I still think the classic Windows look is pretty comfy though.
always used netscape and loved the little animation in the corner.
It was what it was, nothing more or less. Functional, minimal, machinelike, and most importantly consistent with the operating system instead of fighting it in some desperate attempt to look hip and different.
But ultimately I would take either, I'm very optimistic about flat design, and I believe it has a lot of potential. Definitely better than the obnoxious "look at me! you've got a 24-bit display now, might as well use it!" garbage of 2001-2011.
Bill Gates wrote a book in the mid-90's about what he thought the Internet would become. The book came with a multimedia CD that illustrated a lot of his predictions. That's the video. Everything about it, from the optimism to the presentation, is reminiscent of old tech from decades past
When your screen was 800x600, that button really was big.
Too bad that client runs like shit.
>you've got a 24-bit display now
nowadays it's "you've got a high-res display now, lets put huge gaps between everything and make everything into circles (because now you can barely see the aliasing!)"
Let's post the oldest picture of your battlestation or screenshot you took lads
People talking and wanting to do things together with other people.
>go to irc
>everyone is just idling
>trying to prove who can make most idling time
>try to start conversation with someone
>flames you the shit out of you resulting in warnings or bans
>forums are independent places where people go on a power trip and nobody is there in relation to the content.
>try other forms of discussion
>dick sucking on all sides you cant say anything if you dont agree
>4chan is more hostile than ever and its not what it used to be
I just want people to talk to other people
Do I miss the times when stuff wasn't shit? Yes.
Holy shit without encarta my lazy ass wouldnt even get to college
>have an assignment
>all of my classmates goes to library
>use my dads computer
>either print or write it down