Free Software Magazine: The Leap from Virtual Host to Virtual Machine
Jul 10, 2005, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Macnaghten)
"Back in the good old days, when men were men, women were women
and the standard way for two computers to talk to each other was
through a cable plugged into the serial port, was when I first took
the plunge into this 'internet' thingy and signed up with an ISP.
Then, armed with a modem, a telephone line that doubled as a fax,
Netscape 1.1 and a sense of adventure, I surfed web sites, emailed
the few others I knew who had also taken the plunge and joined in
on worldwide discussions on what we called 'News Groups.' I felt at
the time I was at the sharp end of technology, that I had arrived
at the next millennium early (this was still the nineties) and I
had boldly gone into this brave new world of global communications
where few had gone before. In a way, I had, when you consider what
others around me in the UK were doing at that time..."