Back in the late 90’s, we got dial-up internet In our house. A friend showed me how to connect to the University of Louisville Bulletin Board system.  It took minutes to connect, and once we did, there was just a confusing bunch of text options we could select via keyboard command, most of which took further minutes to fetch and display (on my bulky monitor which weighed as much as a microwave). It was practically useless, but it was amazing and I was enthralled at the new heights of technology, at the revolution in communication, at the relatively instantaneous connection with humanity outside of my direct area of influence. We were living on the outskirts of technological advance and we were excited and contented and honored to be part of The Future! 

Flash forward 20 years or so and if my Yahoo homepage doesn’t load the latest Taylor Swift news in 30 milliseconds, my blood pressure spikes through the roof and I am tempted for the twelfth time that morning to set my PC on fire and throw the ashes on the nearest wireless router I can find.

I . . . just don’t know.

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