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Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 03:46 PM
With the Internet going mainstream and being used so much now, it's getting harder and harder to imagine how things were around 1994? But what has the Internet killed, more or less?

*CD
*Encyclopedia books
*Major pop and rock bands-hype (since it's easy for unsigned to break through now)
*Paper magazines
*Penbals writing letters to each other with pencils
*Traditional TV, radio and video (final official deathblow not delivered yet)

snake
01-20-2017, 03:48 PM
Functioning society

IndigoErth
01-20-2017, 03:57 PM
My handwriting.

joe-eyeball
01-20-2017, 04:27 PM
Functioning society

THIS! I think the Internet is both the greatest and worst invention ever! For as much as it does to bring people closer together it also forces us farther apart! The Internet gives anyone who cares to use it the ability to have a voice and possibly even real purpose with their thoughts and opinions which is certainly both good and bad! I think the Internet has allowed many to become so full of themselves and so wrapped up in superfluous nonsense! It really is something that falls under the it's not bad for you in moderation but most don't have the restraint or desire for that!

TheSkeletonMan939
01-20-2017, 04:34 PM
*CD

Hardly. CD is still a thriving business. I hear vinyl is making decent money too, thanks to hipsters.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 04:35 PM
Professional wrestling. Even if people knew it was scripted already before the internet became huge it's not like they could know backstage rumours and access possibly leaked plots, surprise returns and results.

joe-eyeball
01-20-2017, 04:37 PM
Professional wrestling. Even if people knew it was scripted already before the internet became huge it's not like they could know backstage rumours and access possibly leaked plots, surprise returns and results.

Absolutely! The Internet is one giant SPOILER ALERT!

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 04:41 PM
Absolutely! The Internet is one giant SPOILER ALERT!

I even try to avoid watching too much trailers to avoid getting spoiled.

The Deadman
01-20-2017, 04:42 PM
Hardly. CD is still a thriving business. I hear vinyl is making decent money too, thanks to hipsters.

He may of meant with pirating albums and such.

Jester
01-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Journalism.

It's more important to be FIRST than to be right.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Absolutely! The Internet is one giant SPOILER ALERT!

Good thing nowadays pele have the common decency of not spoiling others. Back in the mid-2000s many people didn't even know what the word "spoilers" meant. So many wrestling shows I'd get spoiled at HS because WWE aired on a 3 week delay here and yet many impatient people would go on WWE.com and then tell everyone the results the next day :roll:

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 04:48 PM
It's more important to be FIRST than to be right.

That was the case even before.

Jephael
01-20-2017, 04:50 PM
Libraries are already on a steady decline. I've only been to the one in my current town like once and I was bored to tears after just a few minutes.

TheSkeletonMan939
01-20-2017, 04:53 PM
Why, because they had a crappy selection or you couldn't stand being away from iPhone for that long?

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:08 PM
Atlases of Earth, and maps.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:10 PM
Atlases of Earth, and maps.
Yeah everyone just uses google maps and GPS now.

Although in schools I'm sure real atlases and maps are still used no?

Man I still have that globe I've gotten for my 10th birthday. And its light bulb is still the original one. :lol:

Jephael
01-20-2017, 05:10 PM
Why, because they had a crappy selection or you couldn't stand being away from iPhone for that long?

Screw Apple products, dude! I don't touch that sh*t!!! Wasn't so much the crappy selection, but I was there looking for were to sign up for a creative writing course and nobody there was of much help.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:13 PM
Yeah everyone just uses google maps and GPS now.

Although in schools I'm sure real atlases and maps are still used no?

Man I still have that globe I've gotten for my 10th birthday. And its light bulb is still the original one. :lol:

I still also have an Earthglobe (but not the same as when I was a child). It's the best map, and also doubles as a lamp.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:23 PM
I still also have an Earthglobe (but not the same as when I was a child). It's the best map, and also doubles as a lamp.
I haven't turned it on in years but I wouldn't be surprised if it still works.

I also still have an atlas poster in my room. Ofc both are outdated now. No Kosovo or South Sudan, per example.

Cure
01-20-2017, 05:25 PM
The internet has killed humor. Quoting memes in real life isn't funny.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:27 PM
The internet has killed humor. Quoting memes in real life isn't funny.
I still remember when only a few people irl knew what memes were. People would look at you with blank stares on their faces if you quoted a meme irl back in 2010. Nowadays everyone and their mom makes use of them.

Jephael
01-20-2017, 05:31 PM
Compassion seems to be another casualty.

snake
01-20-2017, 05:32 PM
The internet has killed humor. Quoting memes in real life isn't funny.

This is very true. Keep it online.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:33 PM
I haven't turned it on in years but I wouldn't be surprised if it still works.

I also still have an atlas poster in my room. Ofc both are outdated now. No Kosovo or South Sudan, per example.

My first was from 1987 (got it in 1990) had Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the USSR and Yugoslavia. No Eritrea, East Timor or Namibia. Palau still an associated state.

Kosovo is on my new, but it's not fully officially recognized yet. But already plays soccer.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:35 PM
My first was from 1987 (got it in 1990) had Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the USSR and Yugoslavia. No Eritrea, East Timor or Namibia. Palau still an associated state.

Kosovo is on my new, but it's not fully officially recognised yet. But already plays soccer.
My globe is from the 90s. My atlas poster from 2007 or 2008 around the time Kosovo gained its independence. Although it's not updated.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:36 PM
My globe is from the 90s. My atlas poster from 2007 or 2008 around the time Kosovo gained its independence. Although it's not updated.

Kosovo declared independence in February 2008, still waiting for internationa recognization.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:37 PM
Kosovo declared independence in February 2008, still waiting for internationa recognization.
I guess no one cares enough to recognise its independence since Serbia aren't the "evil boogeyman" anymore.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:45 PM
Photograph albums

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:48 PM
Photograph albums
No, that was smartphones.

Back in the day people only took pictures of things they found worthy to take pictures of since rolls had a limit of pics to take and phones still didn't have good enough cameras.

it's funny how photos used to be so special. I think I only have about 10 photos at best of my grandmother when she was in her 20s-30s.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 05:50 PM
No, that was smartphones.



Combined with Facebook.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 05:52 PM
Combined with Facebook.
And, as you can see, social networks only truly became big once everyone started to own smartphones.

Powder
01-20-2017, 06:46 PM
Functioning society

My handwriting.

Absolutely! The Internet is one giant SPOILER ALERT!

Journalism.

It's more important to be FIRST than to be right.

The internet has killed humor. Quoting memes in real life isn't funny.

All true. It has also had some pretty sketchy effects on politics.

ToTheNines
01-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Serial killers!

Seriously, I guarantee the rise of Internet porn and fetish sites have let the whackos curb their urges.

snake
01-20-2017, 06:58 PM
Serial killers!

Seriously, I guarantee the rise of Internet porn and fetish sites have let the whackos curb their urges.

Well, and security cameras.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 07:25 PM
Serial killers!

Seriously, I guarantee the rise of Internet porn and fetish sites have let the whackos curb their urges.
How does that stop potential serial killers, though? I don't buy the theory that "serial killers are frustrated they can't get laid". I don't think that was that Korean's guy problem that shot up Virginia tech in 2007. At the time the internet was already something that was common.

ToTheNines
01-20-2017, 07:38 PM
Yeah, the modern mass shooter is a different animal than your Gacys, Bundys and Dahmers.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 07:40 PM
Yeah, the modern mass shooter is a different animal than your Gacys, Bundys and Dahmers.
You don't hear much about mass shooters nowadays, anyway. And when someone kills a lot of people in one set it's usually a muslim terrorist or something.

The biggest shock was that Breivik guy in Norway.

T-U-R-T-L-E POWA!
01-20-2017, 07:58 PM
Haven't read through the thread but I'd say the internet has pretty much killed single player games. Consoles pretty much killed arcades but now people will buy games even if they don't even have a campaign simply because they want to play it online.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 08:01 PM
Haven't read through the thread but I'd say the internet has pretty much killed single player games. Consoles pretty much killed arcades but now people will buy games even if they don't even have a campaign simply because they want to play it online.
Ugh

I have nothing against online gaming but I also like to play games alone at times.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of multiplayer modes. I much prefer co-op or just playing against another person online 1v1. Not me on a team with 15 guys against another group of 15 different players with half of them disconnecting in the middle of the game.

T-U-R-T-L-E POWA!
01-20-2017, 08:21 PM
Ugh

I have nothing against online gaming but I also like to play games alone at times.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of multiplayer modes. I much prefer co-op or just playing against another person online 1v1. Not me on a team with 15 guys against another group of 15 different players with half of them disconnecting in the middle of the game.

Yeah I only like to play Gears of War really because there is enough of us that we can have a whole team and are all just chatting and hanging out really as opposed to just trying to get the best "k/d/r" or whatever.

Jephael
01-20-2017, 08:36 PM
I don't buy the theory that "serial killers are frustrated they can't get laid". I don't think that was that Korean's guy problem that shot up Virginia tech in 2007. At the time the internet was already something that was common.
Yeah, the modern mass shooter is a different animal than your Gacys, Bundys and Dahmers.

Everybody has their reasons for going postal. Hell, when my parents were both working at this sh*tty super market in my hometown owned by a complete jag-off, I was constantly remarking how it was just a matter of time before some disgruntled former employer would barge in and shoot up the place. Thankfully it never happened (especially while my folks were still there), though the way my parents talked about how badly the store was run, I'm willing to bet atleast one person there considered it.

Shark_Blade
01-20-2017, 08:45 PM
I think it unites people more. Fanbase are closer despite geographical difference and we are informed pretty much immediately.

So it kills the old obsolete TV/magazine as a source of info. The internet reigns over them.

Bry
01-20-2017, 09:08 PM
Perspective and facts. People now have instant access to far more information than past generations could have dreamed of, but it's also become very easy to forcefield yourself into an online echo chamber that only exists to confirm your biases. And the "clicks for $$$" system of the Internet means that there are lots of people and organizations working to foster those isolationist sub-groups and profit off of misinformation and division. And that spreads out to the "mainstream media" proper, as they're competing with BS merchants for clicks and eyes. Everything gets worse.

In short, it's easier than ever to never have to talk to anyone who isn't feeding you what you want to hear, even if it's based on total nonsense, and you always have a support group ready and waiting to enable whatever you want to believe, facts be damned.

Jephael
01-20-2017, 10:25 PM
Perspective and facts. People now have instant access to far more information than past generations could have dreamed of, but it's also become very easy to forcefield yourself into an online echo chamber that only exists to confirm your biases. And the "clicks for $$$" system of the Internet means that there are lots of people and organizations working to foster those isolationist sub-groups and profit off of misinformation and division. And that spreads out to the "mainstream media" proper, as they're competing with BS merchants for clicks and eyes. Everything gets worse.

In short, it's easier than ever to never have to talk to anyone who isn't feeding you what you want to hear, even if it's based on total nonsense, and you always have a support group ready and waiting to enable whatever you want to believe, facts be damned.

^^^
THIS!!!

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MikeandRaph87
01-20-2017, 10:49 PM
Internet killed the T.V. Star.

Journalism.

It's more important to be FIRST than to be right.

While I concur its not the internet, but journalism as a whole. If you remember the Obamacare verdict by the Supreme Court being covered bybCNN before anyone else and stated Obamacare had been stricken down. 15 minutes later a report reported CNN got it wrong trying to be first.

plastroncafe
01-20-2017, 11:30 PM
The internet didn't ruin journalism.
You can't ruin something that was flawed from its very inception, unless you actually make it an upstanding ethical enterprise...which ain't gonna happen.

This country was founded by people using the press to muckrake.

Nah, the only bad thing the internet did was convince a whole lot of people that what they had to say was worth reading.
And something like that happens whenever the masses gain the ability to utilize a new technology.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-21-2017, 02:56 AM
Telephone directories

ProactiveMan
01-23-2017, 07:26 AM
Ignorance. It's like a hydra though unfortunately.

Which brings up an interesting point - one of the problems with the internet is how much faster and more pervasive incidents of 'fact by consensus' can be. I typed hydra into a Google search to make sure I spelled it correctly and the definition Google chose to show in the blurb on the right, was "Hydra is a fictional terrorist organization..."

That's not incorrect I suppose, but I would have thought the classic definition would be more accurate and educational. Unfortunately more people are talking about the fictional terrorist organization at the moment, so the algorithm thinks it's a better definition.

plastroncafe
01-23-2017, 07:38 AM
I have to admit, it's always bothered me that Hydra uses an octopus as its symbol. Their slogan is about cutting off heads, but cephalopods only have one head, and many arms.

ProactiveMan
01-24-2017, 02:48 AM
I never thought about it until now... That is weird.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-29-2017, 12:37 PM
And now, everyone sits with their mobile telephones online 24/7 everywhere.. :)