I’m an old-timer when it comes to the Internet

Polaroid photos of old wreckers found in the desk Back when I was in college I did an interview with a journalism student at Kent State about online publishing.  I ran across it sort of randomly on my hard drive and thought I would share how I described my relationship with the Internet:

I’m an old-timer when it comes to the Internet.  I began playing around online some time in middle school, back when everything was text and the Internet was more or less just a way to pass messages between local bulletin board systems and universities.  I made my first web site back in high school, and it was a pretty pathetic homepage.

Wow, eight years ago (!) I already described myself as an old-timer.  It’s strange how so much of my life has revolved around the web and kind of fitting that I’m now on a team that helps safegaurd it.

2 thoughts on “I’m an old-timer when it comes to the Internet

  1. Wow, that makes me feel like just an old-timer… period. I was living down the hall from old-timers like you 8 years ago.
    Anyway, I am not an internet old-timer, but more and more of my life is revolving around the web as time passes, and I think this is pretty common. Because I’m one of those people who doesn’t have TV and doesn’t really live in a city with lots of radio I want to listen to, the Internet is pretty much where I get all my news, entertainment and communication (besides actual facetime with people). Now that many of my friends are getting fancy mobile devices, even many of the ones who aren’t in computer professions are online 24/7. I dunno, I feel like this shift has been very dramatic during my lifetime so far, although maybe not for big nerds like you.

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