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AOL

“You’ve Got Mail!” the jaunty voice would intone once the grating sound of the dial-up modem finished its protracted business of connecting. The voice was referring to e-mail, of course, but America Online built itself up out of nothing via snail mail. 376 more words

Dial-up

Dial-Up Using Fox News Viewer Suddenly Has Strong Opinion About Net Neutrality

Sources in Xenia, Ohio report Mark Stanton, a 67 year-old, retired office manager and avid viewer of the cable television channel Fox News, suddenly developed a negative opinion about net neutrality last week despite never having heard of it before then and possessing an understanding of the internet his 35 year-old daughter describes as “beyond rudimentary.” 316 more words

the youtube generation.

I grew up when the internet was just becoming a thing. I fondly remember the dial up tone while I waited for the little yellow AOL man to run right. 418 more words

Facebook

Dial-up is Still Around

Since most people in the country can get some form of broadband many people think that dial-up is dead. We all remember those days of trying to get a connection to a modem and then listening for the beeps and boops. 728 more words

The Industry

Celebrating 15 Years of Being Online

15 years ago today I went online for the first time, thanks to the Webtv unit that my mother gave me for Christmas….by the time I got it hooked up and then signed up for the service, it was the wee hours of December 26th, 1999. 257 more words

Remembering

North Korea's Internet Down, Country's Lone Dial-Up Modem Offline

PYONGYANG (The Barbed Wire) – North Korea has plunged into a state of emergency tonight as the country’s only dial-up modem is acting up, disrupting all technology and communications in the little communist country. 121 more words

Satire