In Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at the articles we're most proud of from the first eight years of The Solid Signal Blog, and other stuff from the past that we think is cool.
I remember the first time I sent an e-mail. It was the 1980s, those days of green screens and printers the size of refrigerators. It was a great time to be a computer hobbyist and frankly, a lousy time to try to be productive with a computer.
In case you weren't tech-savvy back then (or weren't alive back then) here's a recently-unearthed video segment showing the pain and suffering we all went through just to get online and then send a quick message. Seriously, sending snail mail was slower, but not much. Oh. My. Gosh.
Warning - you'll hear the reporter say "mo-dem" with a funny accent, enough times that it will get on your nerves.