I 've been in SL about 7 years but was not show-aware back in the earliest of days. So if anyone wants to chime in on how bad (or good?) it was compared to now, then here's your chance.
Nai was there and bent my ear with:
10:01:51] Naiki Muliaina: The glee of getting 30 people in a club
[10:01:59] (You): entitled "How Bad Was It"
[10:02:01] (You): ?
[10:02:02] Naiki Muliaina: The horror of it going over 40 and having every scripted object stop
[10:04:02] Naiki Muliaina: Enumerate
[10:04:04] Naiki Muliaina: long word
[10:04:09] (You): list
[10:04:13] (You): short word
[10:05:20] Naiki Muliaina: Lag, crashing, sim crashing, every script stopping, HUDDLEs never working, people running animations with no HUD, some using dance posters to construct routines, the most primitive of sets (a back board and that was it)
Should we indeed be thanking our lucky stars that we have it so much better today? Did you also have to trek 40 miles a day, each way, to school naked in the freezing rain uphill both ways?
What do you recall?