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How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby darrelp » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:29 am

I woke up on Saturday morning to find that my DSL modem was fried. Nothing to do to fix it. I ordered another and it is on its way, but it did not come today. I am on dial up!!! If I had a gun right now, I just might use it.

When I got my first home computer, it had a "top-of-the-line" 1200 baud modem. Life was sweet. There was no WWW back then, but I could access the mainframe at work and bulletin boards.

If the web ever goes down, we are toast. Nut Toast. :lol:
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby Bogeyfire » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:47 am

darrelp wrote:If the web ever goes down, we are toast. Nut Toast. :lol:


Hi. My name is Bogeyfire. I am an internet addict.
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby randall » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:26 am

OMG.. If that happens I'll go Poco"NUTS"
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby wheland » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:32 am

I experienced a similar sitution several years ago while on vacation.

The condo we rented listed internet access as part of the package- it was dial up. It was so slow that I could click on a link on the computer located in the back bedroom and while it was connecting walk through the condo to the kitchen fill a glass of water and drink it and go back to the computer and it was still not connected.

Extremely annoying.

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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby panama1955nh » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:47 am

Yeah, I'd probably get a little bonkers of my computer - both of them - went down :shock:

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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby jerzeypocofan » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:12 pm

Well if my puter fails I always have the internet on my phone :D
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby Dar » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:04 pm

i am so sorry
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby wini » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:25 am

darrelp wrote:When I got my first home computer, it had a "top-of-the-line" 1200 baud modem.


Oh yeah, I remember those days, too. That's when my friends asked me what the hell I'd need a 200 MB hard disk for. You won't get a PC with that 'little' memory today!
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby darrelp » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:51 pm

Got a wonderful thing from UPS, my brand new DSL modem. Trying to access the next page no longer takes ten minutes. YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. :D :D :D
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Re: How soon we become accustomed!!!!

Postby svin » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:36 am

Wow...Is this ever the truth.
The network went down at work the other day, and it stopped everything in it's tracks.
Without email and access to the word processing programs, all of the assistants were without the ability to do their work. The attorneys were forced to take to the phones to conduct business. We were forced to fire up the fax machine to send some letters out.
Madness, anarchy, consternation reigned until our LA office's IT people woke up, had lunch, and then fixed the damned network.
On a personal level, I'm not sure how I survived without a computer, my phone and my music players.
You know, I'm old enough to remember transistor radios, phones with rotary dials that sat on tables, and when there were no personal computers.
When one thinks about it, it's just plain incredible how we've gone from that to where we are now.
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