I want to know if there any other guys here who were trading before the internet boom? I am pretty impressed by the sophistication of some of the traders here and the tools they employ.These tools were simply not available when i started out.I probably will never employ the same methods as support resistance seem to be tried and true for me. I position traded from 1990-2001. I made a lot of money and i gave most of it back.I was absent from markets from 2002 til january 2007.I started daytrading in march 2007. I will tell you before the internet and web trading came on strong around 1996 trading was different. First, commissions for me were 120$ for 1000 shares,180$ for 2000....You couldnt get real time quotes at home you could only download end of day quotes- and it cost you 1 cent per symbol,per day!!!!In 1994 i got a quote trek machine.It was a handheld device w/lcd screen that received real time quotes via fm radio signal!It cost about 135$ a month plus the device cost about 500$.... Also i traded nasdaq and the bid ask spread was 50cents on stocks like lrcx klac psft...msft,orcl,csco were and a few rare others had 1/8 spreads evrybody else was 1/4-1/2!!!! Often i would buy 2000 LRCX and with a 50 cent spread i was down 1000$ right away (plus down 180 on the commission!)...so i would have to wait till the bid moved up 1.25 before i was breakeven!!However in those days stocks seemed to pullback,level off and take off much more smoothly than today.I would wait til i saw a little buying action and vol pick up then buy.Sometimes i would have to wait an hour or so sometimes a day but when the buyers came the stock wopuld start upticking in 50 cent increments and fast!!!It was easy money compared to today.Back then i would consider any trade that made me less than 3000$ as negligible. I dont know if i was lucky or if the market dynamics have changed as much as i think they have. DAytrading is not easy.You have to trade a lot and you definetely earn your pay.One thing i do like is i dont have to worry about as much is overnight disaster news on a stock....However,thats not as much an issue since i trade pretty much only dow 30 stocks. I would rather position trade as it is less chaos but today it seems after a stock has pulled back or rallied that the reverse pattern is much less direct.For example T pulled back from 42 to 36 last month.I bought at 37 then it went to 39-i got out around 38 75...the stock then just faded back down to 37.90...i was surprised it didnt make much of an upmove and then it started falling back...Alas this week it exploded up 4 dollars.But this erratic nature is very difficult to anticipate as i lliquidated as soon as i saw t start plateau-ing. What are your thoughts on position vs daytrading and were you around pre internet?Sorry for the long ramble.