Tell me your story. I'd love to hear it.
I remember back in the mid/early 1990's that I joined an internet service for $10.00 a month. Limited 8-hours of service a day, on a 28.8 modem. I had my brand new intel 486-60mHz computer with the newest technology, a 2X CDROM!! I just upgraded to Windows95 on my 210Mb Hard Drive. I also upgraded to 8Mb of RAM, double the original speed. A year later, I spent $200, to get a better CPU for it, The 100Mhz intel chip with MMX!
Everyone I worked with, or socialized with thought, I was a high-tec geek for "belonging to the internet". As a matter of fact, I remember showing a fellow employee a few interesting articles and photos, and his sarcastic comment was, "Did you get that from the INTERNET?", Trying to make fun of me. It didn't work. It didn't bother me in the slightest way. He absolutely had no idea what the internet was (back then, it was a new term to most people). I knew then what most people know now. I am sure that guy today, has broadband internet, and is addicted like hell. Who is the geek now?
To all of the people in their mid 30's. Don't you wish you knew then (at the age of 17), what you know now?