How different was TV back then? Did they have reruns yet?

How different was TV back then?
Did they have reruns yet?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No internet for a start. No phones. No cops. No Black folk. No asians.
    1994 had all that

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Internet was not common in 1994

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's pretty much exactly when the internet became mainstream. one million aol users by 1995

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >one million aol users by 1995
          So not common at all then

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that's pretty common actually

            .3% of the population is not mainstream anon.

            yes it is. you think a book that sold a million copies is not "mainstream"?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Britney spears sold 70million records in the US alone. That's mainstream. 1million is fricking nothing. The mash finale had 100million viewers. .3% is fricking nothing.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          .3% of the population is not mainstream anon.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’d say about 50% of my friends had big home computers with internet and we took ‘how to use the internet and make a website’ classes in school. But it was dialup internet and it was a challenge to maintain a boner while waiting 30 to 60 seconds for a single porn image to upload on the screen and online videos were practically nonexistent.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          in 95 only one of my friends had a computer with the internet because they were rich. Back then modern computers capable of using the internet cost like $3000 in 95 money and that's without a video card. We didn't get a computer until 98 costing us around $2500 and it took us a couple years to get the internet.

          I had a few friends with older 80s computers but nothing modern. You just had rich friends.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's pretty much exactly when the internet became mainstream. one million aol users by 1995

        Even before this, computer nerds used modems to connect to bulletin board systems, which was kind of like a proto internet. If you went back there and were nostalgic for the future you could hook an Amiga to a 2400baud, call a BBS and feel almost right at home.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Furthermore, the world of magazines and reader's mail pages wasn't that different from the internet. Most things you can do today you could do through snail mail and phone it was just slower and less convenient and if you were a complete shitposter the editors would just eat your letters.
          Lots of depraved trash was published in the form of fanzines and similar too.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There were 11 million Internet users in 1994

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Theres only one source that says 11 million people had internet while there are multiple sources saying that there were 11 million computers capable of connecting to the internet with only 2 million americans actually connecting, That doesn't count work or libraries and the like though.

          2 million people isn't a lot. It was gaining popularity fast but it was far from mainstream. I would say 2000 most people had internet at 150million or so americans. When 56k came around is when it got mainstream. We had broadband in my small town by 2004.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >So not common at all then

            That's households considering most people had a family computer to do internet stuff on

            Anyone not poor had access to the internet in the 1990s

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Only 11 million computers even capable of connecting to the internet in 94 with less than 2 million actually connecting. Compared to 1999 where 45% of americans had the internet.

              For the majority of the 90s very few people actually had home access to the internet. Computers were crazy expensive back then. They were like fricking $2000 for a low-end-middle PC. A video card was still around $400 and was shittier than an n64. That's like $5000 today. You had to be pretty well off to have an internet PC in 1994.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was mostly Compuserve and such, probably. Compuserve was still king in 1994.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 90s also had something called hyperbole which you seem to be completely unaware of today.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah we had all of it lol. Movies were better, music was better, food was better. More restaurants that were quality and hadn't gone out of business.

      It was def a good time.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder how 2044 will look at 2014 because I look back at 2014 from now and I see no difference, you can time travel me back and I wouldn't notice

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you'd be hitting the nae nae 24/7 and turning down for what

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in 2014 my artsites were getting millions of views and I had hundreds of thousands of followers. I would get frontpaged on cghub and deviantart whenever I posted something new.

      Now I barely get any views and everything is AIslop. 2014 was great.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Either major cities of the world are flattened by nukes or natural disasters, or everything will look exactly the same as now. Tech will be advanced versions of what's already here or something totally different, and quality of life and social relations will be worse. Otherwise it will be the same highways, neighborhoods, cities etc as right now

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    No phones lol. Do you think Steve Jobs invented the telephone?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He forgot about landlines and thinks that if you can’t load goytok on it it’s not a phone

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > No cops. No Black folk. No asians.
    Rodney King Riots had all three thoughever

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      #rooftopasians

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    watching back in the future is funny today, like some old timey people with no internet travel to some slightly more old timey people with no internet, no cap I see no difference

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No phones. No cops. No Black folk. No asians.
    I assume you're such a zoomer you don't understand that the LA Riots started in 1992.. with the highlights of them being everything you said wasn't around in the 1994..

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No internet for a start. No phones. No cops. No Black folk. No asians.
    Zoom zoom homosexual.
    The 90s had all that, and it was actually even worse when it came to random acts of violence and riots.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it was actually even worse when it came to random acts of violence and riots
      We never had anything like the George Floyd riots.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1992 was in one city, and was heavily contained by police so it didn't reach the suburbs. 2020 was half of the country, and police stood by and scratched their balls

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Culture basically stagnated. I can't think of anything from today that would shock the hell out of people in 1994. Maybe a smartphone. But we'd think it was cool. Not freak out thinking it was alien technology or something.
    t. ojisan

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't think of anything from today that would shock the hell out of people in 1994.
      Maybe movie special effects? People shit and pissed over the Matrix CGI when it first came out.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
        SAAAAAAAAAAR
        GOOD MORNING BASTERD b***h
        REDEEM THE CGI BY POOPDRADEEPAK SHLAMALADINGDONGBRAHMA

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jurassic Park came out in 1993 and looks better than the shit that comes out today

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't think of anything from today that would shock the hell out of people in 1994
      Troonshit was at best a joke to laugh at (source: Ace Ventura was released that year). Anyone in a time warp from then to now would be horrified that your ability to make money that you can pay bills with is most likely conditional on ensuring those freaks don’t want to frick you up for whatever reason

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you showed them our AI, they would think it's gotta be a dream or something

      in the 90's this kind of technology seemed like it could never exist outside of Star Trek

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was in middle school in 1999 and I predicted that AI would be writing books and making art in 5 years. I was off by nearly 20 years but I wouldn't be surprised by any of the tech we have now.

        Chatbots were a thing in like 1999 still. ChatGPT isn't that far of a stretch.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Chatbots were a thing in like 1999 still
          Eliza was ancient technology in 1999. The only real advancement of chatgpt is that it doesn’t always sound like a chatbot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, the smart phone is the logical end game for the progression of 90s tech. Being by the early 90s you already had everything you see in a smart phone but in shitty larger versions and spread out over a large range of tech sectors. Cameras, video recorders, portable tv (video), phone etc..
      Maybe 3d printers would be a big surprise given their rather low price point now. Same for casually owning a monster wall size HD tv for a few grand. Being the low definition projector TVs back in the day where absolute trash vs modern sets.
      tech nerds would be blown away with how fast a modern PC is but again, predictable progression vs the 1990s. If anything the real surprise is how little we have moved forward since the the mid 1990s. No huge advances in space travel. No flying cars or anything of that nature. No cure for cancer or a lot of other big time illness. Still getting into wars. Still have pollution issue etc etc.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AI-generated abominations would be shocking in the '90s. Almost everything else tech-related that's here today was in its infancy, or demoed at trade shows, or was promised to happen. Smartphones are just smaller computers, nobody saw that coming. Culturally otoh, somebody from the '90s would either be horrified at the world today or die of laughter, there's a reason Demolition Man came and went with little to no discussion until recently

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tablet PCs existed in 2005 and so did video ipods. No one was all that shocked by smart phones. I knew several people with tablet PCs so they could digitally paint with them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The screen or the local computing wouldn't be the most shocking thing about smartphones, it would be the wireless internet that lets you be online 24/7 for a nearly negligible flat rate subscription and is fast enough to stream video at a quality that puts most TV's at the time to shame.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Roku or any smart TV would be shocking, same with video games. Back then you had basic cable or a giant satellite dish in the backyard that gave you hundreds of channels from around the world as well as the Spice channel and other porn. And basic cable was around 60 channels and most of them shut off around midnight and played the national anthem, so I suppose socially agreed upon patriotism was still a thing in 1994.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think u underplay smartphones A LOT, we literally have the whole internet in our hands, look up anything anywhere, gps, maps, camera, games, video streaming

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't think of anything from today that would shock the hell out of people in 1994.
      I beg to differ

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol i'm from 1994, it's not that long ago

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Lol i'm from 1994
      how the frick did you get here

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mom and Daddy

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    There was internet. But only for intelligent white people. What a time to be alive.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >intelligent people
      So, no one posting in Cinemaphile

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        seething brown skin knows he wouldn't of been aloud on the internet in 1994

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          /pol/troony cope

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 00s were a weird time

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No cops. No Black folk. No asians.
    Definitely not in Los Angeles two years prior

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1994
    I wasn't born yet. Stay mad, gramps.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1994 zoomers can't even imagine a time without internet

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why did you remind me current year is so far away from childhood year

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Did they have reruns yet?

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >we will never have 1992 again
    why even live

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    The older I get the more I realize this to be true. It's a strange feeling going through time because it's so gradual things don't seem to change that much but then one day it's 2024 and 1994 looks more alien than 1955 did back then. I want to die.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you go to the TRB Rip Catalog, you can watch movies that are recorded in the 90s
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/191a2WaT_a4-wxZBxXjmWtG7WGEIXMtg2fCJNRlQ_z8E/htmlview#
    they contain google drive links to video recordings

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Commercially available cellphones have existed since the 80s. I knew several people with them. See? I can be disingenuous too. Nothing ever changes, culture is stagnant!

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1994 was the time of the permanently jaded, irony poisoned Gen X'ers. You could tell them whatever you wanted about the future and you'd just get a snarky quip dripping with sarcasm in return.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn’t that just millenials and zoomers though?

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow 11 whole millions checked their email on dial-up

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I accept your concession

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Internet went mainstream when everyone started pirating music and burning CDs

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Life was so much better in the 90s, maybe it was because I was a kid but I dunno it seemed like before the internet became mainstream where everyone was on it, life was better, people had lives instead of just being glued to screens all the time. Also never thought I’d miss video stores as much as I do now that they’re all gone. Streaming is so soulless compared to how much fun it used to be to browse the video aisles for a movie that night

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      probably because you actually had friends as a kid. I mean, you'll have friends all the way through college but after that everyone ends up having kids and no one hangs out anymore.

      In the 90s if you wanted to play games you had to be in the same room. getting 4-6 people together to play mario kart or goldeneye was great. Then when you got into highschools you would chug around your crt and computer to have lans with 12 of your friends to play counterstrike and starcraft or age of empires 2. Even in college in 2008 only a couple people had iphones.

      When you get older you rarely see your friends and whenever you finally have freetime to play games or whatever you have to do it online at your own house.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people had lives instead of just being glued to screens all the time

      There was a lot less comparing being done, which was good.

      In a way, life had more small meaningful experiences. You tried things - restaurants, music, hobbies etc. and had to physically go somewhere and do something to actually try them. Nowdays there's not much exploring, everything is reviewed, recommended, filtered, spoiled in advance.

      You got both good and bad experiences and you were *there*, instead of reading about it online or watching a youtube video.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You had to deal with and make do with the people around you. For better or worse they were a part of your life; there was a really good post a long time ago, the essence of which was people went there whole lives talking to each other every day, in routines together. We're going down to the shop, Jamie will be there, Blathnead is knocking for sugar, but really just to chat. And they'd discuss what's happening in the world. It was in its way like a physical timeline or stream. That's the element of the internet which is simulated by the stream of followers. But it's devoid of any tactileness.

        Of course if you had shit people around you were fricked. But the trade off is even the good outcome doesn't exist anymore, for anyone. Maybe poor people.

        Companies found a way to monetise that small talk, and it's weird and distasteful to do it now.

        None of us know each other.

        There are videos talking about the death of third spaces, but too many of them are only interested in it as a critique of capitalism.

        If we had these third spaces again, it wouldn't be the same kind of people who inhabit them.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i enjoy being able to digitally optimize my way through 90% of the inconvenient shit in my life and have time to do whatever because i dont have to go to some bullshit office to work and i can easily research stuff. but i do think some things were lost in the process, some intangible blips of adventure that come embedded in all that unwanted garbage. i barely have any memories of the past 5 years of my life but a shit ton of the 5 years before that. maybe it's just nostalgia.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No internet for a start.
    BBSs were better. We must go back to 1994 and destroy the internet. Fidonet is all any man needed. 2400 baud hard limit on speeds.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ITT zoomies claiming people had unternet in 94
    Fricking morons. The only "internet" available to semi-normal people was slow university intranet catalogues.
    And "intwrnet" back then was nothing like the abomination it is today. The consolidation of the modern facebook and google raped net didn't happen before 2006.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I really miss forums. There were so many good forums in like 98-2005. Especially art forums were incredibly popular. Shit like howtodrawmanga where I personally know a few well known artists started off there. People like olly moss and mrwhite. Then you had conceptart and eatpoo. Even the penny arcade forums had a few great artists start off there. That's where the homestuck guy started posting.

      Now every art site is just filled with AIshit and it's fricking terrible. every. fricking. site.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine being a brown third worlder who didn't even know the internet existed until post-2007 smart phones. back in 1994 the US was using AOL and netscape navigator.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what would you even do? no one was "surfing the web" in 1994

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Posting on forums mostly. There were less than 10,000 websites in 94 compared to over a billion today. And by 1999 there were millions. Early 90s only nerds had the internet or rich people. Late 90s almost everyone had dialup. Even my shitty 98 computer could play countrstrike online.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The internet sucked back then. It was mostly like "hey, I have the internet, wanna check it out?" and then you went online for 10 minutes and looked at a few shitty sites if your parents allowed you to because you couldn't use the phone at the same time, and whatever time you spent online went on the phone bill, so it was expensive too.

          Motherfrickers out there saying "dude we had internet in 1994 too" as if it's the same thing have no idea what they're talking about.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder how old people feel seeing their (great) grandchildren with negrified aspects having lived through golden century of the US and media.

      >before 2006
      Google was around back then, but everyone used Yahoo or ask jeeves, RIP, Amazon was a thing back then too but incredibly limited in scope, namely books and ebay was a far bigger name.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's fricking moronic. 1985 to 1955 is 30 years. 1994 was just..

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >...and now Laura finds the word "Black person" in her locker
    >how come you know what's going to happen?
    >because I've seen this one before
    >what do you mean you've seen it? it's brand new
    >I saw it on Netflix
    >what's Netflix?
    >you'll find out
    >ok poindexter

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah 1994 the internet was definitely still BBS days and old ass computers, real dated shit.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything was still white back then

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Breaks my heart to see zoomers try to rewrite history. According to them everyone was online and using cell phones by 1994.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LMAO zoomers think the internet didn't exist in the early 90s.

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