I saw the above image online and it immediately brought me back to the time of my life before the computer and before the Internet. It seems like forever since I got my first computer in 1995 during senior year in high school after receiving a scholarship that allowed me to use the funds to purchase one. It was a Compaq – a huge, monstrous thing too along with a “big back” monitor. I also remember not caring for Compaqs after that!
Before that, I remember my favorite electric Brother typewriter, which I used for homework assignments and learned to type. The last one I had included a digital screen and I thought I was doing something LOL.
My niece and nephew laugh at me because at 14 and 12, they have no idea what life was like before computers, the Internet, and cell phones. They just don’t know how good they have it nowadays – spoil brats!
Life Before the Computer or Internet
a computer was something on TV in a science fiction show
windows were something you hated to clean
a ram was the cousin of a goat
Meg was the name of your girlfriend
a gig was your job that night
a memory was something that you lost with age
an application was for employment
a program was a TV show
a cursor used profanity
a keyboard was a piano
a web was a spider’s home
a virus was the flu
a CD was a bank account
a hard drive was a long trip on the road
a mouse pad was where a mouse lived
a backup happened to your commode
if you unzipped anything in public, you’d be in jail for awhile
if you had a 3½ inch floppy, you just hoped nobody found out!
Over to you…
What was your life like before the computer and the Internet? Share your thoughts in the comments below!