|Memories of the Internet
||[Jun. 29th, 2004|01:40 am]
- i remember when you could search for song lyrics and not have to go 6 pages deep into google to avoid the ad-ridden corporate owned lyrics sites.|
- i remember when a pop-up only came in the form of instant messages.
- i remember when geocities, tripod, fortunecity, xoom, and angelfire were GREAT web hosts with seemingly no bandwidth limit.
- i remember when webrings were status symbols and linkexchange was the only way to get hits.
- i remember napster's launch, napster's fall and the emergence of limewire, morpheus, winmx, and bearshare.
- i remember "a/s/l?" and "hawt blond haired blu eyed 14 y/o surfer, cali...wanna cyber?"
- i remember waiting for the AOL channels page to open in extreme anticipation. watching the images load section by section in my 56k modem world.
- i remember wondering who the friends of bill w. were and why he had so many. it was such a popular chat room.
- i remember swearing by yahoo's search engine and resisting google like senior citizens resist cable television.
- i remember thinking that maybe, just maybe, my computer would think that the printer was a modem and i could log onto AOL without a connection.
- i remember the days when my email box would remain empty for days on end...and i was actually sad about it (if i only knew...)
- i remember when getting an AOL disc to install the program actually involved CALLING the company to request one, and at the most they offered 10 free hours. speaking of which, if anyone needs the software, i have about 50000 hours worth of online time...and that's only 3 discs.
- i remember when netzero was free dialup.
- i remember when slingo was the most high-tech online game i had access to.
I'm spent on those, add your own! And please, I know I'm witty and hilarious, but if you're going to steal my little list here, at least link back to me, k? =)