"1999. Internet was fresh, and kind of fun."
Internet New? I'd been on the net since CompuServe in the mid-1980s. No HTTP then- everything was text- even photos were sent by ASCII test code. And people used real names- not "CB" handles and the collective IQ was well above the current moron level. You had to be reasonably intelligent just to get a damn modem to work.
"before George W. Jackass" = True
"Before Fox News Domintated the news" = True
"before the 9/11 crap." = True
"We had a surplus" = True
"Cells phones were analog and sounded a lot better. and no texting crap. = True
Gosh- and people thought things were "bad" back then!
I hate to think what it will be like when people will be calling now the "Good days"
"People were anxiously awaiting the new millennium."
Yes, as if the calendar would suddenly make a wonderful new world where everything was better.