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What did people do all night before the internet?

Old Sep 11th 2011, 4:17 pm
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Probably working, evenings/nights. (change of weekly Shifts so either working or sleeping.)
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 4:36 pm
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Watch TV, read, clean the house. Do the ironing.
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 5:19 pm
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homework?
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 5:38 pm
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... actually talked and had face to face conversations with one another - which seems a rarity and a lost art nowadays ...
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Old Sep 11th 2011, 11:36 pm
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Twenty years ago I was running round deepest darkest Hampshire(as a Milkman) finding bloody telephone boxes that worked so I could phone Memphis.. only to hear really sensible things like" Its raining so I'm outside"!...Hmmm
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Originally Posted by Ja5on View Post
It's the weekend and I'm staying up late playing my ps3 and fooling around online.....I was wondering what people used to do say 20 years ago? Did everyone just go to bed at a decent time? Did they stay up and read all night? Maybe watch some VHS?
20 years ago I was probably lying awake eagerly awaiting a phone call from a man (who is now my OH) who claimed he was freezing his bollocks off standing in a phone box in the wee hours. He kept saying how cold it was, but I noticed he stayed on the phone for a good half hour each time - at a pretty penny, too, I might add.
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 1:52 am
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I don't get the people that are saying that they had face to face convos at that hour....You used to go knock on your friends doors at 2am for a chat?

I do like to talk to people more than txt/IM but sometimes it's hard with different time zones and work ect.

I remember being sad when I would get up too early in the morning and the cartoons hadn't started and I had to watch ceefax!
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I don't get the people that are saying that they had face to face convos at that hour....You used to go knock on your friends doors at 2am for a chat?

I do like to talk to people more than txt/IM but sometimes it's hard with different time zones and work ect.

I remember being sad when I would get up too early in the morning and the cartoons hadn't started and I had to watch ceefax!
went to the pub and got pissed

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Old Sep 12th 2011, 2:26 am
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went to the pub and got pissed
^ this.
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 2:44 am
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I had 2 small children and was in bed between 10 and 11 every night. I sewed and read until then....sometimes I stayed up past midnight to finish a project or book!
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 3:56 am
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Yeah good question...I probably did talk to my husband more. I used to like knitting, which I never do now. Listen to records, read, watch TV, go to the pub.
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 5:05 am
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20 years ago, I was 13. I was probably on the phone talking to my friends or reading a book. I really am a bookophile (word?) - my parents grounded me from reading when I didn't behave - so I had to sneak and read sometimes.
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 5:32 am
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20 years ago either working the streets of Kilburn, or sitting on the veranda of the farm in Zimbabwe drinking sundowners. In those days the highlight of Zimbabwe channel 1 on a Saturday night was WWF.
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Bluegrass Lass View Post
20 years ago, I was 13. I was probably on the phone talking to my friends or reading a book. I really am a bookophile (word?) - my parents grounded me from reading when I didn't behave - so I had to sneak and read sometimes.
I think bookworm might be the term
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Old Sep 12th 2011, 10:56 am
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I was living in the Netherlands watching Dutch tv and thanks to the purchase of a satellite at the NAFFI, watching SKY. I was also obsessed with playing Toejam and Earl.
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