So I saw a couple commercials for internet-based music ticket services, and it got me to thinking: what did we do before the internet? Like, how did we know that this or that band was going to be playing in our area? I guess the radio covered some groups/singers, but generally not the kind I'd want to hear about, even then. Somehow we found out about a band playing in a local place, then we went to some store to get our seats from a Ticket Master whatever. How did we manage without the internet? I begin to wonder if there ever was a time without the internet. Maybe pre-internet times are an illusion, a historical fabrication, just one more lie that Al Gore tells to puff himself up?