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When I Was a Boy, We Didn't Have No Stinking Internet!

...and if we wanted to communicate, we had to use tin cans and a string.

My post about last night's dinner prompted some replies regarding what people remembered about their access to the Internet and computers when in college. At my request, gnomi has posted one of my favorite one-upsmanship stories here:


People started playing one-upsmanship games about how long they'd been online, how long they'd had an e-mail address, that sort of thing. "When I got my first account, I was using a 1200-baud modem," said one. "1200 baud? Try 300 baud," said another one.


Enjoy.

(Oh, and tonight we had dinner with my former student moneypenny and her boyfriend funwithiago.)

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