Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Me and the internet

This is the story of how me and the internet met.

Back in 1996 after I graduated high school I started college, we didn't have a computer at home, but besides the college there was this little café called Arobas (if I remember correctly)

A new friend from college invited me over for a cappuccino (yes back then I drank coffee), when I got there he was on the computer. I asked what he was doing and he said he was chatting. I was like what? you are what? So he explained what internet was to me and created me a nickname for MIRC.

That was it I was hooked! I spent almost 2 sessions going to the café, even skipped some classes (that I ended up failing because of that)

I taught the internet was the most incredible thing. My first chat buddies was from Texas. His name was Antonio, I was convinced he was the love of my life, until I saw picture of him and spoke to him on the phone. Internet didn't seem so great anymore.

My dad then bought a computer so me (I was selfishly thinking of myself) and my sister gave him an internet connection for Christmas 1999.

I met my first motorcycle buddies on MIRC in 2000, some of them I am now real friends with. Because of MIRC I had my first internet date (disaster)lol

MIRC (and that college friend) opened up a new world to me of googling, chatting, forums and (as of the past years or so) of blogging.

So how did you meet internet?


Ashley said...

Wow..I think I was in like 9th or 10th grade back in 95 or 96 and we had a computer and I noticed you can chat with people anywhere and I thought it was cool..that is all everyone talked about back then ! It's crazy how far the internet has come along !! I can't live with out it !

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post and I'm going to answer your question in a blog post as soon as I get time. I loved reading your story!

P said...

1997, first year of uni. I became completely addicted to chatrooms - I used to sit in the computer lab using them while everyone else worked frantically on coursework, haha!

blueviolet said...

I think we got internet because my husband wanted it. I didn't care about it for years! I mostly had the computer for my kids to play games on. However, my daughter and her current BF met on the internet and plan to get married!

carrie1 said...

Ahh... the beloved internet! I want to say I was introduced to it.. Junior High. You know the good ole' AOL.... AIM Chat, the 8 o'clock curfew your parents put you on!

Oh yeah, Montreal was actually one of the places Chris mentioned! =)

Spatzi said...

I don't even remember how the internet and I became acquaintances! Wow... what would life have been like without internet until college? Eek...

Cheryl said...

I don't know.
But we were married quickly.

Honestly, I don't even remember what life was like before internet.