Being 31 years old, I remember life before the Internet and I wondered if there are any other people who remember what it was like. It seems like we communicated differently. I remember relying much more on the telephone and handwritten notes. When I was in high school we still did not have an internet connection at my school. Computers were used for running programs like ClarisWorks and you saved your files on a 3.5" floppy. When I went to college in the fall of 1996 it was my first experience using the Internet. Information that is available to us over the Internet used to require visiting the local library. Friends were people that you actually knew. If you did not want to be bothered there wasn't any way to get ahold of you (this statement kind of includes cell phones). Communication was slower and more deliberate. You had to read newspapers or watch the evening newscast to get information on current events. You bought music and movies at a store and if you wanted to order something you used a paper catalog. I love the Internet and it has really changed the world, but sometimes I think society will someday become less productive because of it.