Saturday, November 24

The Internet - How I have viewed it's growth

Recently I have decided to retrace my blogging footsteps. I know that looking back is not always the most advisable way to move forwards but right now it just seems to make a whole lot of sense.

Anyway my first port of call was my draft folder. There were a heap of old posts sitting there with broken links in them. Some have just been deleted not worthy of a second thought. Others have been sent to a new folder where new life may be breathed into them in the future days. And some, are deemed worth of a reshare.

I am fairly certain that my current readers were not around back on January 19th 2008, which is when this post was originally written. The now defunct link was to a parenting site I use to write for, one that is no longer in existence unfortunately.

Anyway I give to you the following

This whole Internet concept is still rather new to me. When I first went to university there was no Internet. I remember huge amounts of hype of the computers in the 'special lab'. I had no idea where or what this meant, except the computers in there were of a much higher quality than any of the others.

When I finally discovered the location of this special lab, I was hugely disappointed. These computers didn't make me type my essays any faster or better. Nor did they do half the things today's machines do! I had no idea what all the fuss was about and made a firm commitment not to be any part of it.

I stood by conviction for many years. I avoided computers like the plague. I even went back to my trusty old type writer for my essays. It was electronic after all.

Over the years I became more aware of this place called the World Wide Web. It sounded fascinating but not for me. I enjoy the simple things in life and keeping up with technology was not a priority for me.

When I finally ventured to this web world it had a name change and now referred to as the internet. I found it difficult to navigate and didn't really enjoy the experience. I had lived without computers and the all the rest of it for this long I didn't need one now.

Around August last year, my husband and I purchased our first computer and quickly signed up to the internet. Which is now known as the Internet. I was quite surprised to see that internet was now worthy of a capital letter. Hard to believe it has evolved so much.

When I sat down to write this post I had something else I wanted to say but I am glad this story came out instead. It is one I have wanted to share for a while. I really was amazed that the Internet had grown so much that it now deserves a capital letter. Where had I been to have missed this milestone?

I will save my original post for another day. My husband is watching Dogma, I had forgotten how amusing it is so I am off.


  1. That's so funny, sounds like my Internet history too. Like you, I remember being at uni when computers were starting to take off, and deciding I would not partake, ever. I was just going to ignore them.
    Even in my first office job I remember ignoring emails because I thought they were optional!

    1. Too funny about emails being optional. That is just a classic.

  2. I used to hate Facebook! Absolutely refused to go on on it. And could honestly go weeks without touching a computer at all. These days I can barely go 10 minutes! I have tos top myself checking my emails at red lights.

    1. Yes I know what you mean about suddenly being over connected if you will. I have the same problems at lights

  3. I avoided the computers at uni when I first started my degree as I didn't really understand what all the fuss was about - a year or so down the track I bought my very first computer (for about $3000 - took me years to pay that off!) and now (obviously) I am fully converted! BTW, Dogma is a funny film - I love all of Kevin Smith's movies, but possibly Mallrats is my favourite of them all!

    1. They are all great movies aren't they, though Mallrats did take a while to grow on me. I never owned a computer while I studied, I wonder if that is why I have two half degrees and no actual degree?


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