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mk  ·  2780 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Future of the Internet!

I remember first encountering a stranger online. It was a chat on a BBS. She was a middle aged woman. I was a young teenage boy. It blew my mind to see her words appearing live across the screen. I don't remember anything about our short conversation, but I remember having it and thinking that everything was going to change.

Really great episode, Cadell.





theadvancedapes  ·  2780 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's an amazing story. How old were you when this happened?

    I remember having it and thinking that everything was going to change.

Oh, how right your younger self was.

mk  ·  2780 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably 13. It was at the house of a friend of a friend. Soon after I got a used one of these from my uncle:

and bought a 1200 baud modem. That IBM XT was about 5 or 6 years old at the time.