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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blast from the past by Robert Wright-why you were not online in 1996

From 1996...Top ten reasons why you are still not online

By Robert Wright, President Emeritus, MVUG

10. Can't figure out how to type the "@" symbol

9. Too busy reading books and articles about the Internet to actually get on it

8. Too busy writing books and articles about the Internet to actually get on it

7. Swore you would never buy a modem after seeing MacValley Hayes demo

6. Thought TCP/IP stood for "Taking Care of Proceedings In Progress"

5. Afraid that online smut would poison your mind

4. Afraid online smut would not poison your mind

3. Waiting for local cable TV company to install high-speed data access

2. Still waiting for GTE installers to put in a phone line

And the Number One reason why you are still not online…

1. Just can't find an America Online disk!

(Thanks to Ken Gruberman for giving me the MacValley Voice archives all those years ago)

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