This Side Up

I found this little gem in the This Side Up post on the Miss Cellania blog. You all obviously know how to use a computer, and there’s probably a few of you who can remember really slow download speeds, but I wonder how many of you can relate to how this story ends?

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23 thoughts on “This Side Up

    • Wow, I remember that switch too, paid for with this new thing called a “debit” card. But I’m still trying to decide what to do with this danged “op-ti-cal disc burner” thingy in my latest modern marvel. I hate the smell of burning plastic! πŸ™„

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      • LOL! my 1st phonebill after one month of collecting mail for my BBS was a goodly sum of $700 and that was in 86ish something, quickly upgraded to a better modem… πŸ˜€

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        • Good grief, I’m glad I never tried anything like that! But I can still remember how “empowered” I felt when I figured out how to embed the “*70” (if I remember correctly) bit in my dial-up string to prevent that damned Call Waiting from crashing my connection! 😈

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  1. Urgh, I had to download a program a few months ago which took 2 hours and then it friggin crashed with 1 minute to go. There is no emoticon in this world that could some up my anger and frustration! 😦

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    • Would you believe this comment got sent to my spam folder? Good thing I decided to reset my PC and start over for the day, or else I might not have caught it until tomorrow! And I thank you again for the link to that cool screensaver. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks my friend! This animation is so cool, like that in your “Gentleman’s Duel” post that I never got the chance to finish… Thanks for the reminder! πŸ˜€

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    • I’ve been playing with “computers” before there was such a thing as a PC, and it’s been such a fun ride watching them evolve. If I remember correctly, my first “online” experience (before the Internet was so open to the public) was with CompuServe, located right here in Columbus, Ohio! I’m not sure where it is these days, but CompuServe.com still exists. πŸ˜€

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    • OMG, a gramophone! I remember feeling so advanced when I finally got my first “high fidelity” setup. Of course it was pretty advanced compared to what came before! πŸ˜€

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