Remember When ……. a Nostalgic Look Back in Time ………. 1962

Remember When ……. a Nostalgic Look Back in Time ………. 1962

  • This Multi-Page Booklet Recaps the Entire Year of 1962
  • It covers National & World News, Movies, Music, and Sports
  • It has reproductions of Full-Color Advertisments
  • Additionally it Includes a Price Index and a Year Timeline
  • Approx size: 8.25″ x 5.25″, Includes 1 White Greeting Card Envelope

A Great overview of the Year!!!! ……. The Richness of Life Lies in the Memories We Have Forgotten

List Price: $ 5.95

Price: $ 5.95

Does anyone else remember Dasara V. Nagamani?

Question by gcnp58: Does anyone else remember Dasara V. Nagamani?
About 10 year ago, and for years before that, someone calling himself Dasara V. Nagamani would post classified ads in the back of Physics Today. They would be things like:

“Produce vedic thinking model; it has to contain the physics producing as well as the physics understood. The jotting gathering is grammaticality; moo-transfer structures are produced.”

(There are no typos in that excerpt.) Generally the text would end with a phrase like “We like you.”

It seems like the sort “urban legend” thing that someone would have figured out and there would be something on the internet about who Dasara Nagamani was and why he was submitting these ads. But there is nothing on the web or on usenet (and I’ve looked quite a bit off and on). Does anyone know who he is/was and the backstory?

Best answer:

Answer by iconic
Hm, I’m not a subscriber to that publication and hadn’t heard of this peculiar circumstance, but rearrange the letters in the name “Dasara V. Nagamani” and you get “A VAIN ANAGRAMS AD” (i’m sure other combinations are possible as well)… perhaps the cryptic ad is in itself an angram or cryptogram.

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Does anyone remember and miss the old internet days?

Question by toukonstuart: Does anyone remember and miss the old internet days?
Does anyone else kind of miss the “early” days of mainstream internet? When mp3s were almost unheard of and we played midis of our favourite songs. When web page designs were so basic and to even have a graphic on them was exciting? When spyware and ads didn’t slaughter our browsers? When guestbooks were still hip and we didn’t have comment systems? When message boards were extremely simple and the only real feature they had was a customizable background colour? When Usenet was still actually popular (compared to now at least, but even then message boards were starting to take many of its users)? The brief period when everyone used the pay-to-surf advertising program, AllAdvantage (hey, I got a check from them once)? And so on…

Okay, its pointless nostalgia, but some of us remember those cool days when to me at least, the internet was a great big adventure and finding new friends wasn’t so darn easy (MySpace, etc.).

Best answer:

Answer by a_blue_grey_mist
my favorite part was how the pages loaded gradually, like a curtain falling . ..i liked waiting 30 seconds for each page.

jk

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I remember reading about a guy who briefly posted on a usenet group in the 90’s who claimed to be from future

Question by Jaycee: I remember reading about a guy who briefly posted on a usenet group in the 90’s who claimed to be from future
His story is actually pretty famous and I wanted to look it up on wikipedia but didn’t remember his name. Anyone know?

Best answer:

Answer by warstrekkid
John Titor is the one I think you’re looking for.

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