A weeb from 1998 spending his Saturday night on the internet.
>we build them simply, so they're easy to fix!
I remember this era quite well, 1998 is when I got my first computer.
Pentium 2, 266MHz, 32MB RAM and 4GB HDD. I got a 56k from the start, but quite a few were still on 14-33k.
Geocities along with tripod? if I recall, was the norm for personal sites, file sharing didn't really exist on a mass scale only private FTP occasionally, maybe XDCC via irc as well. There was also Hotline which was considered kind of a hidden thing around that time (but it really wasn't).
I was probably playing Quake2 during the same era in Software mode, before I grabbed a Voodoo3 video card.
Everyone was using Netscape in 1998, but it shifted to Internet Explorer very quickly because it was faster and more stable at the time.
Either we go back to things like this or we will end up with a censored internet that's no different than a cable box/dvr in choices. Google and other big companies are already going full retard on deleting/censoring things from their SERPs. We cannot rely on a few centralized companies if we wish to still have an internet in even just a few years from now. Principles of Web 1.0 such as making your own website, hosting your own server and storing your own content on a harddrive/disk and not a "cloud" are for the best and will hopefully make a big comeback soon. Remember IRC was often used to bypass mainstream media and propaganda and to spread real info around the world in the early 90's.
>Google and other big companies are already going full retard on deleting/censoring things from their SERPs
in a few more years its going to feel like the 90s again with search engines.
to find something on the internet we will have to search through 5 different search engines.
What I would actually like to see is an internet run like bitcoin, every browser session helps move the content through and adds to the capacity so we depend less on centralized services. (They will still exist however) Then maybe you can add in some form of crypto currency, the more capacity you add the bigger the reward then you basically remove most advertisement, the more popular the service the more reward. You can also add filesharing and stuff like that and reward the people who first share popular content, therefore studios/networks/media industries will flock to be the first to release their own content for free before pirates do it, so they can monetize on it via some form of crypto.
>no green pepper support
Still using the same mIRC folder since 2001.
Has logs kept since 2001, in those logs is my entire teenage life, along with the logs of me losing my virginity (talked to my friends over IRC while I was in a hotel room fucking a 16yo repeatedly, "what do I do, it won't fit")
This. Cannot possibly agree more.
The problem is the "endless summer". It's the people. It's the whole Facebook mentality. It's trying to cram the entire fucking internet into a browser, instead of having a separate news reader, email client, IRC client, ftp client, and so on.
I want this to happen too, but the average person just doesn't get it. They never have and never will. The internet has gotten steadily worse as more "normies" (to borrow a term from /pol/) populate it. It's turned into exactly what we used to love it NOT being... The same fucking thing as the rest of retarded society.
Sure, there are little pockets of the old ways, like /. but even those are steadily succumbing to the cancer that is Web 2.0 and capitalism.
At the same time, they act like their mere presence is the greatest possible blessing, and we should be thankful for it. They try to make everything fit in one browser, on one SITE, because they're only dimly aware of the difference between the internet, the web, a browser, and a website, even after having decades in which to learn.
is that this guy from elders react?