I'm feelin' old

Started by RobIvy64, May 07, 2024, 01:37:00 PM

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Good grief, have I really been hanging around here for 20 years? I was fresh out of high school when I joined.

Ahh well, here's to 20 more!

Date registered:June 05, 2004, 11:00:17 AM
Local Time:May 07, 2024, 01:35:31 PM
"Console Mods" lurker


Old?  Don't even start with me, ya durn whippersnapper.

Glad to have you around.  =)


An interesting chart I stole from Ars Technica which relates to our collective aging:

Full story is here: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/first-post-a-history-of-online-public-messaging/

TLDR version, it's estimated that 5 billion people on the planet use the Internet for some purpose and nearly 50 percent of them use social media. 20 years ago before there was any social media at all, there were only about 1 billion Internet users and maybe just shy of 90 million used web forums like GamesX, AssemblerGames and the like. The world has changed a lot in two decades, but weirdly the behaviors have not at all.