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E-Zines

Here you will find "E-zines", a collection of stories or files from the early days of the internet!
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The following post was quoted from another user on another forum. It is not mine! There have been some recent discussions about the CRTs used in compact Macs, specificallly in reguards to...
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Are there any old memes you occasionally find yourself thinking about and having a chuckle, or just had such a stirring message you could not forget them despite the years? I'll post two I think...
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What I liked about the internet of the past, was that, every site/community felt like it's own village. Every message board had it's own veterans, villains, content, vibe, lore, etc... there were...
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Today I had a dream. I'm not gonna go into detail, but it was from my old school. And it was the end of the year and we were celebrating. Everyone was laughing and chilling with each other as far...
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Have you ever tried to find a random clip, whether it be a commercial, episode, etc. that you remember from the past but can't find it anywhere? Chances are you're dealing with lost media. Lost...
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When discussing nostalgic material, the phrase "I was born in the wrong generation" has become a commonly mocked cliche. Partly this is just because of its overuse. There was a time when you...
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One of the net's earliest proverbs is that "the internet is forever". As we've learned, the opposite is true, the internet is transitory. With a physical book, once the original investment of...
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I've been feeling kinda nostalgic for those times and relapsed into "playing" ROBLOX again only to find that all the games that were popular even back in 2014 and now dead and broken :( Was...
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What are some of the media that makes your brain go brrr. This can be things from your childhood or simply when life made sense. For me games like hl2,garrysmod and CSGO. But it doesn't need to...
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There's something about these old clunkers that we adore at some point and these promo pics make them seem mythical. Anyway, let's post some fucking car pics we like. I'll start with this.
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I recently got a T400, great machine. Did the whole libreboot process and installed Trisquel on it. What thinkpads do y'all use? And if anyone has a T60 or X60, how are those computers for daily...
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Thread to discuss Daria and the Daria fandom. I'm gonna kick it off with a couple of things. First I want to show that Daria has a very interesting old-school fanbase. Or rather, had an...
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I recently discovered the first two videos I ever saw online archived on Youtube. They were originally hosted on a guinea pig-themed website in Flash format, and I vividly remember seeing them...
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This is the annual agora birthday thread! May 30th 2018 I wish you all have an amazing day in this special day of celebration of this great website! :peepoLove1: :peepoLove1: A small forum that...
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Is it just me or was anything related to dinosaurs really fucking huge back in the 90's and very early 2000's? You had the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dino Crisis...
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I want to caveat that statement by saying that nothing is forever, and there is so much more possible with the internet now than there was, say, 13+ years ago or so. But it still feels small. Why...
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This thread is for Early 2000s webdesign. Post em below
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So after watching this video, not only did I briefly wish I had been raised in the 80s, but it got me thinking about all the things in my own life time I've already seen change (often to my...
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This is an informal piece I've been working on for a while when I've had some down-time. It's basically a disjointed collection of thoughts I have on why technology seems less exciting to me these...
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The oldest device I use is my trusty old white iPhone 4 running 5.1.1 for Music/Internet Radio. It has got a new battery and lasts for days without a charge
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I found this interesting article, I posted part of it here for ease of access, ill link at the bottom. What do you guys think?: "The first wave or step in that direction will direct its efforts...
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So if you remember Pseudo and Josh Harris....or you watched We Live In Public a few years back. What are your thoughts? I almost equate him to the Steve Jobs of the internet. His ideas and...
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Welcome to the virtual... or is it real? In the current era we're accustomed to boring flat design; UIs never made the jump from 2D, Virual Reality is mostly used for porn and basically even...
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I vaguely remember playing this game when I was a kid (I had one of those halo 2 edition transparent XBox's as a hand me down from my brother.) and I feel like the game in general was pretty good...
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To be on this forum, a literal monument to both the past of the internet and an idealized idea of life 30-40 years ago, you have to have some sort of dissatisfaction with current year. Whether...
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MEDIA=youtube]JBJtQjykq_4[/MEDIA] I'm pretty tech illiterate. This is a link to one of the oldest memes I know. I knew it in 2005 and it's older than that. Lol albino black sheep days.
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I think one thing that gets overlooked on the retro nostalgia discussion is the fabric designs that were used on everyday items (beds, table cloths, rugs). If you lived in a household with...
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Teenpunk (early-mid 2000s) Teen Punk was an aesthetic geared towards older kids and teens during the first half of the 2000s. It's characterized by fabricated punk inspired clothing, neon...
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Camcorders are the pinnacle of nostalgia. They capture footage and display it with a near-universal aesthetic of the recent past that evokes memories even if you're unfamiliar with the scene in...
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CyberCafe's of the 90's: discuss
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Buckle up for the most thrilling, high-octane roller coaster ride of your life. This is the thread where I'll post random interesting stuff I see when I aimlessly browse ebay. For safety purposes...
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I remember watching a funny video of macaronis dancing the macarena, on a black laptop with both my parents. I just googled it and it should have been sometimes around 1996. What about you...
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There's a lot of beautifully designed old tech out there, lets bask in their aesthetics. I'll start with this awesome portable SHARP VCR: What have you got to share?
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I'm curious what people are shooting with. Here are my daily shooters: Still: Sony DCS-F707 - Bought last year as my CD Mavica stopped reading discs. Sony DCS-F828 - Just picked up this year...
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Parallel thread with https://8chan.moe/404/res/17276.html Example: "internet will topple down *Patriarchy*!" related...
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I'm in Japan at the moment. In Muji's flagship store they had literal rows and rows of fingerboxes. I've never seen so many, and they had samples open for testing (the ones with the grey "sample"...
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Nekoweb is essentially a sister site of Neocities, same basic principle of easy/free website hosting and development. It's currently in beta and still being worked on, but you can start a site and...
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Cyberdelia (c. late 1980s-mid 1990s) Cyberdelia was an aesthetic popular during much of the 1990s, notable for its psychadelic visuals, drugs references, and very, very 90s CGI designs. It was...
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Thought I'd start a Digimon general thread. I've started rewatching the Digimon Adventure tv show. Post cool shit here. I'm not a super fan of the show, but it has some interesting concepts and...
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There are few internet rivalries more fabled than that of Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) and Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe). They are some of the longest running series on YouTube so figured...
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This thread is for ANSI art. Bonus points for pre-Y2K art.
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I have recently purchased myself a new cassette player off of ebay. A walkman clone, the Sanyo MGR-59, and have been enjoying using it quite a lot, often in place of my higher fidelity digital...
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Has anyone else read or own this book. Somehow found a copy for $30 this week and it's filled with 90s gems!
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In the same vein as the PowerPC Mac thread, here I am again with the iPod thread. They're a lot of fun and still have a place today (I've yet to see anything better at Just Doing Music than an old...
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I think thats that best way I can put it. I was a kid in the 90s but my teen years were the late 2000s so I got to experience the whole first wave internet boom but I wasn't really old enough to...
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Youtube has been recommending me covers of songs in the OSRS soundfont. You have two options for musical accompaniment for this thread: The classic Autumn Voyage or a soundfont cover of Depeche...
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