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07/12/2013 11:02 am ET

Before The Internet We Did Some Pretty Amazing Things (Video)

Once upon a time, people just stared into space while riding in elevators instead of desperately scrolling through email and were forced to speak out loud to friends on the phone.

Life before the Internet was different. Occasionally, it was amazing -- there were mixed tapes and people used the phone book to make prank calls!

Thankfully, Buzzfeed is here to remind you of all of the incredible things that you and your friends did before the Internet. Remember how we used to find information in books? Wild. Google's only been around for 15 years! We once used actual maps to get places! Amazing.

Take a moment to remember how both simple and complicated life was before the Internet.

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