What did people do before the internet?
In chatting with a friend tonight (appropriately, on the internet), we mused about the big time wasters in our life. The internet and TV are way up there. In fact, they're my only big time wasters. I don't read as much as I'd like these days (and don't really consider it a time waster most of the time, tho reading Harry Potter instead of studying is probably not the best idea). So, mostly, I surf the 'net, watch TV, or occasionally play a video game to pass time.
Before the internet and TV were accessible, how did people spend their time? If you didn't want to work on homework or do the chores, what did you do? Or were people magically more productive back in the day? I imagine I'd be a lot more productive if I wasn't such an internet junky.