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Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Mailis wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 04:13
Oh the dial-up tune is forever ingrained on my brain. You just had to sit there for 15 minutes twiddling your thumbs and praying to internet gods that connection was finally established. It usually was slower that dead snail and you downloaded one picture again for 15 minutes or more and well if you wanted to print one out, it was guaranteed cruel entertainment for at least an hour.
Yes, those were fun times! Millennials will call us Jurassic, lol.

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Post by desantismt_17 »

I was a kid right when home computers were becoming commonplace. In a Where in Time is Carmen San Diego computer game I had, a case involving launching one of the first ships into space had me organizing cards in the proper order. It was just a game, and there were no consequences. Still, I felt the pressure and am glad I never had to opperate a computer that way.

Now, much of my work requires the use of a computer, but I make it a point to get away from the screen for a bit every day.
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I remember as a child having an old dinosaur that ran off of MS-DOS software. The screen was black, the letters lit up across the screen as a block cursor flashed your position. It had a King-Kong game that you played with the arrow buttons on the keyboard. I remember the only thing to do was typing or play that game. I am sure adults, at the time, could have done more... It had an old printer with reams connected by perforations, and holed edges on each side.

Later we upgrade, had Windows 3.0 and AOL Online after awhile... now look at where we are... can't even really say we are going "off-line"... :)
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Post by charmaineperit »

At first, computers for me are overwhelming to use. Especially when exploring in the internet, it's hard to know which way to go. But because of years of experience, it became an easy hobby surfing the internet.

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Post by trajoe1206 »

I remember when we first got computers at work. What a big change. Change was good until the computer went down and then you had to go back to the old, long way

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Post by holsam_87 »

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01 Jun 2017, 19:55
I remember our computer internet being shared with the phone line. We were only allowed to use it at specific times and got kicked off when someone rang the house (which was a lot more often because there was no mobile phones).
We didn't get the internet until I was in high school. I do remember that a friend of mine had dial-up internet when I was 10. I'm just glad that things have advanced so much.
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Post by Jgideon »

I did not get to see/use a computer until I got to high school. The journey of learning about them and using them was fun. I bought my first computer while at the University and it was the most helpful thing I had back then. However, I have decided never to get addicted to using computers especially social media sites such as Facebook. I love everything else that computers offer.

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Post by dbulkley »

Computers weren't really the focus on my house when I was growing up. Personally, I got more attached to cell phones during the teenage years.

When I first learned to type, however, we had to bring a pair of boxers to typing class. Boxers, yes, as in underwear. We put the boxes on top of the keyboards and put our hands through the legs. This is how we learned how to type. It was fun!
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When I was in kindergarten there was this huge computer, took up a desk, and we all wanted a chance to play these little games on it. I can't even remember what we played at the time. That was my first time using a computer. In elementary school, computers were few and far between. I hit junior high and we had the DOS system. I remember when I was in highschool, I did community service back at my old elementary school. The kids had a computer lab then. And now my son goes to the same elementary school I once went to and they all get equipped with their own laptops to work on in their own classrooms. I know other schools have ipads and different electronics. Kids spend more and more time on them and less time interacting with other kids.
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When I was younger I used to watch my cousin completely break apart computers and rebuild them with his own modifications. I got really into the idea and when we were learning programming in high school I caught on pretty quickly to it. I'm still interested in it but switched my interest to more of robotics than software engineering.

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