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“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 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


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

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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


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