Of course the internet and I.T. in general is an extremely flexible and dynamic entity/field. I was a geek and into computers, I used a program called Kermit, and others, to communicate with other geeks, in distant places, just before the "internet" was born.
I am pro internet, and pro using as much of what the internet can provide as is possible and practical. Not going back to pre-internet days, unless absolutely necessary.
In my current area, for a long time, only dial-up connections were available. Now we have DSL, but limitations aren't always bandwidth, sometimes they are connected to how the device used is limited. If I were using multiple devices to access the internet, I'd try to find the easiest way to get them all to function how I wanted them to.