The things people did before the internet wasn’t all that different from today. Okay, that’s not true, it was wildly different. The internet has radically altered our behaviors, how we communicate, and how we get information. From phone books to checkbooks, things were not so convenient back in the day. However, there were quite a few perks of not having the internet around as well. Ready to travel back in time to a simpler age? Here are 25 More Things People Did Before The Internet.
Used the classifieds to find jobs
Before Indeed.com, LinkedIn, and Monster.com, people found jobs in the newspaper, got referrals from friends, and looked for Help Wanted signs while driving down the road.
Spoilers weren't a thing
Television programming was widely different before the internet but even so, few had to worry someone would spoil who killed J.R. on the hit show Dallas. Everyone had peace of mind.
Letters to the editor was the only way to give your bad opinion
With social media and Twitter not around, the only way for people to let other people know their hot take was to either write a letter to the editor and hope it was accepted or tell people face-to-face at parties.
They wrote fan mail
Rather than going to a celebrity’s social media profile and writing to them, people sat down and took the time to write a long letter by hand, and that’s if they knew the address. They’d buy a stamp and send it through the mail. Even then, they’d likely still be ignored.
Manually change all their clocks
When daylight savings time hit people like a hammer, rather than depending on their computers to change the time for them, they had to go throughout the house and change all the clocks themselves. Often, people would forget a clock and it would totally mess with their heads for weeks.