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We remember when this was all fields, and lived a furtive life of dial-up modems and dodgy newsgroups. Tell us about how you came to love the internets.

(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:56)
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Back when programs like 'live & kicking' started asking for people to email in, we looked into what this 'email 'could be.... turns out it was electronic mail, WHAT WITCHCRAFT IS THIS?!

Anyway, we decided to 'hack' into our school's 'records' (like they'd even have any sort of online connection back then!) with my mate's Spectrum by typing "HACK SCHOOL X, RETURN, RUN HACK". We sat there for a few seconds before my mate panicked and pulled the plug out of the wall turning the whole lot off, before we ran outside and hid in the field for the rest of the afternoon in case the police came around.

It would be about 10 more years before i had anything that contained a modem, let alone being able to connect to the internet.
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 13:57, 2 replies)
Utter fantasy
because you can't type "HACK SCHOOL X, RETURN, RUN HACK" on a spectrum - it had a symbolic keyboard, which strangely didn't include the symbol HACK
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:53, closed)
But it did actually have a modem
albeit not one that you could plug straight into the telephone network.
(, Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:55, closed)

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