Modem Magic ▰ From MicroKids ☯84MAY | “But to all of us, sooner or later, comes the need to get out of our shell and communicate with the world out there. It is then that we begin taking a little more interest in that most amazing of computer peripherals, the modem.”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
I used to play that game as a child, the one where you sit on the floor with a globe and spin it as hard as you can with your eyes closed and listen to its wobbly spinning and then reach out and stop its rotation with an outstretched pointer finger and imagine that wherever it falls is where you’ll live when you grow up. more often than not you land yourself in the middle of the atlantic and either spin again or accept that apparently future you is going to fall off some boat and drown on one of those terrible themed cruises.