Follow

Do you remember ever not having internet, but knowing people who did, and not getting it right away? Lots of other tech is like that now.

@tomosaigon I was an older child when I learned what the Internet was at my dad's office. And I taught myself how to bring it home! Free dial-up FTW. So I can't say I felt left out because I obtained it pretty soon after I learned about it.

@greypilgrim My experience not too different. My dad had some kind of dial up access to his company. Our PC happened to have a modem. I learned from the local library how to dial up and access gopher (and sometimes break out to a shell and irc).

@tomosaigon Ha. Yes, I did sorta similar at the library too. They had Internet computers that you could use for an hour. I eventually figured out that the library catalogue computers had to connect to other libraries somehow, so then I figured out how to break out of the catalogue application and browse the internet using a text browser, something like Lynx.

@greypilgrim haha good memories. I was such a Unix noob back then but some of my hacker friends already knew. Knowledge was harder to come by back then.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.