Text based Internet
September 3, 2007 11:37pm CST
I don't have an extremely fast internet connection because I am not ready to pay more then $15 for it right now. So I am settling for a 256k DSL connection. At times I would enjoy being able to use the technology of the internet without all the extra unnecessary junk that usually comes along with todays internet. Today I found myself wanting simple reference material without all that extra garbage that comes along with a normal internet browsing experience. I am thinking if I could just use this technology without sacrificing any bandwidth to the graphics and ads we normally see everything would be SO much faster! I figure that once I home in on a source that might have the data I am looking for then graphics could be enabled and I could enjoy my find in all its glory! So I guess what I am asking you for is any ideas on how to reach this goal? How can I throw out all the junk and extra graphics until I find my source? 256k is a very fast connection for those of us who lived in the days of 110 baud acoustic coupled modems! We got by and enjoyed computer services thirty years ago without all this extra stuff and it ought to be possible to do this today! Any suggestions or ideas will be appreciated!
• United States
8 Sep 07
Get real realIolo, it ain't gona happen. What would all the computer weenies do if they could not show off thier talents. The graphics drive me crazy and slow everything down Its as bad as watching the evening news with all thier retnia damaging crapp.
4 Sep 07
Hello RealIolo, If you want your browser to stop all the those extra graphics until you find your source and just browse through text. I suggest you use mozillas firefox browser and download its web developer toolbar. Once the web developer toolbar is enabled there is an image tab which you can use to disable all images, external site images and image animations from loading. For your info., hope it helps. Take care! :-)