Best Potential Uses of the Internet In a Previous EraDon't you wish the internet had been invented several thousand years before it was? How would it have come in useful before 1990 (when it all began)? Debate away.
The Top Ten
Nerd felicity should have begun long ago. - PositronWildhawk
Imagine searching up "WW2 latest news" - Maddox121
I can imagine iTunes in a previous era. I'm in heaven.
It would have been so useful, too! As much as I would want a new album ASAP today but won't waste time camping outside the retailer's; the same would apply if I was in 1963. And I would have the music digitally, and not have to buy the whole album or have to dig the record out from under all of those books! - PositronWildhawk
Imagine seeing Beethoven being the #1 artist - Maddox121
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*Top 10 Reasons Why Hitler is Bad
*Top 10 Saddest events of 1941 - Maddox121
Guys, wouldn't it be awesome if TheTopTens was available to everyone 50 or so years ago? - PositronWildhawk
Hi PositronWildhawk. What a great list! Agree. Would have love to go to the 40s and be able to use TheTopTens in an era I absolutely adore. - Britgirl
Imagine having Disney+ in the 40s with only a few movies - Maddox121
Again, I can picture this. Wow.
I wouldn't have to get up at midnight to get the first copy of Goldfinger or Back to the Future if I could just get it online. Save a few congested cities, too. - PositronWildhawk
Yes, indeed 1940s films. I'd never be away from the internet. Wartime or no wartime. Not even Hitler could drag me away from my beloved films! - Britgirl
Wikipedia 100 years ago. Imagine that. And it would be so advanced by now! - PositronWildhawk
Wikipedia in the 40s - Maddox121
If it was WWII, it would be a useful way to spy on the axis, or find your way if bombs were dropped. And if they were developed long ago, they wouldn't be bloody useless nowadays! Perhaps. - PositronWildhawk
Imagine seeing west/east germany on a map - Maddox121
Guy: OMG HITLER'S DEAD
Guy 2: YES! THIS IS THE BEST THING SINCE CARS WERE INVENTED!
German Guy: Are you kidding?!? He did no wrong
Guy: Shut up - Maddox121
Well, the web works better than a telegram, right? - PositronWildhawk
It might not work depending how far back you're thinking, but as an idea, it's a great one! - PositronWildhawk
Imagine what cheap tutorials would be like in the 50s - Maddox121
Imagine getting Action Comics 1 for a dollar - Maddox121
Well, in terms of nerd memoralia, it wouldn't be much different. If we're talking 70s-80s, people would still be wasting time getting Spiderman costumes and lightsabers. But Amazon and eBay would be popular still. Zazzle, I think, will have changed a lot too. - PositronWildhawk
The internet appeared about the same time as the mobile phone, but having modern technology as such in 1900?!?! Yay! - PositronWildhawk