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Jul 10, 2005, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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