What Do You Most Miss About Life Before The Internet?

WE ASKED WHAT YOU MOST MISS ABOUT LIFE BEFORE THE INTERNET.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS THINK ABOUT BIG–and little--issues.

“We have lost face-to-face interaction or talking on the phone; it’s now messaging or texting. If I had a choice of going back to how things were in the good old days, or having them stay as they are today, I would go back.”
Gail Sampson

“I miss really feeling the love with smiles and laughter of my whole family with the attention focused on each other. We had some really good times back in the day!” Rhonda Berry

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“Fun and interaction. I recall the fax machine (still have one), traveling on business and sending mounds of paper back to my office with fond memories.” Patricia J Fraser

“Hearing a telephone busy signal when you tried to call friends or family! And when your neighborhood friend didn’t answer the phone, you just went over and knocked on her door.” Paula Campbell

“Listening to my kids talk to each other and not seeing phones, computers, tablets, charging everywhere.” Mary Luna

“Just being a kid and playing outside all day.” Judith Yoast

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“Anticipation. Doing your own research, writing, and receiving real letters…sigh.” Ellen Herbert

“I used to read much more. After dinner, I spent at least two hours reading.”  Delia Stichick

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“Puzzles!” Cristal Calkins Fabrizio

“Drive-in (movie) theaters.”  Terri Stewart

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“I feel that people make poor choices with cell phones. A family member came over today, and during her short visit, she was on the phone for about 15 mins. So sad. We don’t enjoy the people in our presence.” Strong at Sixty

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“Nothing. I love the Internet and all that it allows us to do!” Eva Parkey

 

  • Tess

    “Anticipation. Doing your own research, writing, and receiving real letters…sigh.” Ellen Herbert

    – This. Thank you, Ellen. 🙂 A wonderful reminder of the beauty of anticipation.

  • Corinne Garrett

    With phenomenal cosmic power (smart phones) comes great responsibility and a certain degree of etiquette. It is rude to prioritize “tweet, phone, selfie, text, or email” over people you are physically in the presence of. What I miss most in the new age is fathers can’t good-naturedly snooker their kids anymore with wild & crazy stories because the kid will Google it and find out the truth. I was convinced by my grandfather that the moon was made of cheese…..

  • Cheryl Lee

    I love the Internet. I read right on my phone, I love taking pictures and now I can take as many as I want, delete the ones I don’t like. Photoshop the ones I do and share them immediately with family and friends. I even like to text occasionally, however, my husband had a unique view of texting. He says we made progress with the telephone, why are we going back to what basically is the telegraph. He likes to hear the voice of the person he’s conversing with. Occasionally, though, I do think, especially at social events we should put down our devices and pay attention to the family and friends in front of us!