Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

Are You Familiar With the Internet?

If you are reading this, you are somewhat Internet savvy.  Well, good for you.  You’ve come a long way.

Personally, I am really glad that I chose to pay attention when computers first came on the scene.  Back in the early 80’s we got a personal computer.  At that time we could only do things like: use it instead of a typewriter, set up spread sheets (and why would we want to do that?) and play games.

The other day, I was thinking about this with some amusement.  There was no Internet.  We didn’t use the word Google either as a noun or a verb!

It’s really hard to believe that we’ve only had the Internet for a handful of years.  My earliest recollection of participating with the Internet was about 1996 or so.  At that time of course we had dial-up and we all knew the sound of our computer line connecting to the World Wide Web.  How happy we were when we finally connected and could do what we wanted to.  But, remember how we paid per minute of usage?  Yikes!  Seems so archaic now!

How fortunate we are to have access to the whole world  through the Internet.  And when you consider the reasonable cost, what a bargain.  I decided way back to pay attention to all of this, and I believe it is kind of like creating a snow ball.  The knowledge that I’ve accumulated about using the Internet , has allowed me to participate at a satisfactory level for me to accomplish what I want to do with it at this time.

How do you use the Internet?  How have you benefited knowing how to use the Internet?