I'm always amazed that we survived without the internet. How did we get directions before? Or pay bills? Before the internet, was it just not possible to check if the actor in the movie we rented is the same one from that episode of Who's the Boss? I inexplicably remember from childhood?
Thankfully, I've never had to know knitting without the internet. Blogs, thousands of free patterns, and of course, online knitting magazines, have helped shaped my knitting. Maybe it's not Magknits or Knitty (yet), but MetaPostModernKnitting is a hip new site with some stylish free patterns. Here's hoping it sticks.