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Thanks for reminding me
The notion that we all just had fuck all to do except be productive prior to the internet is one of life's great fallacies, passed down to us by the "life was better in our day" smug generation.
if anything the constant connection to everything has made people, in quite a large number of jobs or whatever, *more* productive. In some cases, to borderline absurd degrees.
Thanks a lot Sean
I have far less free time during work than I ever did at Uni and I still have time for DiS now.
It was all the fit birds and naked sexy jacuzzi drug parties! (Safe space post)
Because I'm not a fucking idiot.
if anything it's improved it. People on here have provided me with so much encouragement over the years and a place to ramble to strangers about anxieties(thanks guys).
Probably would have done much more stuff like read more or watch more films or something but I don't feel guilty about stuff like that cause its no way to enjoy life.
DiS was something the weird music nerd I lived with did back then
I wouldn't be sad enough to be on here if i was a student and having a great time at uni.
and I reckon with the internets I would have done far better in my degree. Sure I may have been distracted by forums and everything else, but I didn't even have the internet in my flat. If I was in a pickle I had to go to a crowded computer room. My notes were all on photocopied printouts ffs. Even a general overview on wikipedia of a subject wasn't available. For my dissertation I had to copy out excerpts from dusty books in the library. Kids these days eh.
in fact, I only started going on DiS on a regular basis because I liked listening / reading Wendy Roby's old singles review column while typing out notes in the library.
But then I still failed my degree.
Nah... obviously it was my fault.
I was reading DiS but not posting during university. Had I been posting, it would have mostly consisted of in_wainbows-esque wallowing.
Nah.. obviously I'm not that much of a herb
I put DiS (and a bunch of other sites) on a blocker on Chrome, and then got my girlfriend to put a password on it.
Except... it still works on Safari.
I got my housemate to hide my FM disc. I just went out the next and bought a new one.
Gave the disc to my housemate and said to hide it and not give it back until after exams.
Played it for two weeks solid afterwards.
Might've worked even harder seeing all the office workers. Nearly finished a second degree now too lol.
and confessed that he'd failed his degree because he spent the last week before dissertation deadline listening to Hail to the Thief over and over again because he couldn't decide where it should go in the ranking
(Although I had dial-up in my room from the second year and spent a fair whack of time using it. But nothing like as much time as was spent on ChampMan).
But if there had been a degree in CM 97-98 I could have done a Masters with my hands tied behind my back.
would probably have just spent less time sleeping