Life before the internet?

I know that there is a growing number of people who spend several hours every day communicating in Internet forums and chatrooms. You might even be able to meet some of them here :).
My question is what did those people do with their time before the Internet came into being? How did they satisfy their need for communication?[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEIC listening, photographs: A business meeting[YSaerTTEW443543]

I believe they used to spend too much money against phone bills

They were good old times when nobody could reach you
from headquaters’ office ashore and we were chatting together drinking cubalibra safe from any troubles. Wondering only,when we would be back in Columbia where are the best girls and beer was cheap and Sun was making life lazy and slow.