That's awesome @eldritch lol So you would STILL find a way to get online. Hate to say it but I sometimes miss that modem connection noise. The 44 kbps modem was it? Something like that.
14.4 and 44 are so fast in comparison to the baud rate I was talking about...that's still AOL dial-up levels of actual internet. I was talking about he aold arpanet and direct dial BBS we had before that. Stuff where you'd be dead-dropping data and phone numbers to other servers on an server in textfile format.
OS2 was the big name in home-server at that time, had a GUI and everything.
The crutch that is the ability to look anything up has no inherently negative effect on IQs. It's all in how one uses the internet and whether he's clever enough to apply some scientific skepticism to begin with. Humans can be taught to do this at a very young age. As a 90s baby, I had already naturally adopted an argumentative demeanor pre-exposure with no outside influence and a need to fuel my imagination. That unique combination is perhaps bar-none. Few are born ready for the information age, of that few I stand supreme.
MM, I'm gonna rule that untrue. Being able to on-the-fly armchair-expert in topics leads to inefficient long-term memory. You don't revisit the information in your own mind as much, leading to weaker information retention. That lack of long-term storage most certainly lowers the IQ bar.
Edited by GAHD, 24 October 2018 - 07:06 AM.