i am still young but sometimes i feel very old, thinking about how drastically everything has changed. my first online experiences were over a 14.4kbps modem, on a government-provided connection, on a company computer that took up an entire desk in a dedicated Computer Room. things are so very different now.
another 80s/90s kid thing: at one point my family switched from netscape to internet explorer. i don't remember why, it was just what we all did. that was probably around IE 3, so Mac OS 7-ish. i distinctly remember having to re-learn how to clear the history, because i was just discovering very transformative ideas like "girls and boys are not the same."
fun related fact, the first time i found out about lewd material at ALL was from fanfiction. i had no idea that kind of content even existed on the internet until a "take your kid to work day" when i was using a high-speed connection and found out about fanfiction and printed off a bunch of stuff, which i later found out was very adult (and gay) in nature.
in case you're missing the point, i printed out homoerotic fanfiction on printers owned by NASA when i was 10
@zacanger I used to download huge (50 MB) files over a 300 baud modem in what seemed like eons. A 2400 baud modem was an incredible speed increase. 14,400 was not even a dream then.
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