April 13th, 2011

Kipling

What did you do before the Internet?

The same things, only slower or more solitary.
  • I played computer games (Spectrum and Atari ST, early BBSing on the Atari ST).
  • I read a lot - books, comics, magazines (remember those?).
  • I wrote letters - Penpals and friends.

So really, things weren't that different, just... analog!

My other activities, tabletop gaming etc, have remained largely the same all things considered. The internet has mostly just broadened my social circle, changed how much I read and what, where I get my comics and how often I have correspondence. For me, at least, it wasn't a game-changer, it just facilitated the things I already liked to do.