I’ve been on the internet since 1998 starter pack

Reblog this if you are an old fogey online

Reblog this instead if you are a young whippersnapper

Things this starter pack simply does not convey:

  • The unholy shrieking of the dial-up modem
  • The computer hanging up on the internet when someone called
  • How damn long everything took to load
  • Having multiple windows open in the task bar because there was no such thing as a tabbed browser
  • IRC bots 
  • The frantic search for the midi player when a  webpage started playing music
  • Putting videos on to download overnight
  • jpg compression on photos taken with the webcam
  • This: