Today’s Prompt: Millions. Remember the days before the internet?

It seems like close to a million years ago, yet somehow we were able to exist without the internet. Today we came as close to this as possible. Half the internet is down; I’m glad that I still can blog but can’t tweet or use a bunch of sites that were alive only yesterday. Argh

Back in the day, there were no GPS so if you had to get from point A to the point B, you whip out your good old map. No cell phones but only landline. Remember party lines? This was a shared landline phone service. So if you picked up your phone when someone else on your party line was talking, you could overhear the conversation or jump right in but wouldn’t be able to make or receive a call.

Remember the busy phone signal? Today’s equivalent is having a bunch of websites down.

landline-phone-from-pexels

This looks familiar, at least to some of us?

Since online shopping was unheard of, it had to be done in the brick-and-mortar stores only. And should you decide to ship a parcel from Atlantic to Pacific, you had to make a trip to the Post Office and stand in line that oftentimes was endless. And buy a book of stamps that had to be licked in order to be affixed.  Most addresses on the envelopes were written by hand, remember?

Looks like we’re headed back there if the internet won’t get fixed any time soon.

Inspired by the current events and the Daily Prompt: Millions

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11 Responses to Today’s Prompt: Millions. Remember the days before the internet?

  1. painkills2 says:

    I’ve lived without the internet for periods of time, but I don’t think I could live without my computer. 🙂

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  2. Some times, I actually feel as though we should experience the old-fashioned ways just a bit, for the fun of it 🙂

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  3. chattykerry says:

    We didn’t have a telephone when I was growing up so births and deaths were sent by telegram!

    Liked by 1 person

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