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10 Things People In Northern California Did Before The Internet Took Over Their Lives

Did you panic the last time your internet service went down? Did you wonder how you’d survive without the ability to watch cat videos, read your ex-boyfriend’s tweets or his new girlfriend’s Facebook updates? There was a time not so long ago when we actually enjoyed face-to-face conversation. The Internet has changed all that. I mean, how did we survive not knowing what someone was having for lunch, along with an image and witty quip?

I’ve got a few answers for you below.

I’ll be the first to admit the Internet has been a miraculous invention. But there’s been a downside to this fantastic life change, most especially our face to face relationships and our sedentary lifestyles. What did you do before the Internet came in on the scene? Which of the activities above do you miss the most?

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.