I just got a high speed DSL internet connection yesterday and the world just became a little smaller... and faster! Shedding the confines of the dial-up world has me feeling like it's a brand new day. I still feel like breaking out into a song and dance like Dorothy in "The Wiz" after killing Evilene (actually, I am dancing now and will probably watch that movie tonight while I work!).
But I never want to be accused of not remembering where I come from, so here's a few thoughts to memorialize my 10-year relationship with dial-up:
- Gone are the days of choosing between working on the computer and being able to get phone calls. (that one is for you Mom!)
- Gone are the days of working late when connections are a millisecond faster.
- Gone are the days of waiting an hour to upload a single picture.
- Gone are the days of being 2-3 versions behind on all software because I can't wait for the updates to process.
- Gone are the days of getting through several magazine articles while waiting for a page to refresh.
- Gone are the days of having my email box telling me, "You want me to send that? With an attachment? Are you nuts?!?"
But even though I can move around a lot faster, I have found that (at least today) my time on the net has quadrupled. But that's because I'm having a ball zipping all OVER cyberspace!