Me and the Internet ca 1997

Get the modem

  • I went down to the local computer realiter to get a modem with my father
  • I remeber pick up a US-Robotics 56k modem reading the description it include RealVideo1 software

Getting Online

  • Realizing I did not get any starter kits with the modem, doh
  • I got online with AOL2 (100 hour free), OzEmail (prepaid or free hours, not sure), Bigpond (pre-paid), Optus (pre-paid)
  1. I remeber read a dead-tree maganize: it had a article about Real’s New RealVideo Fractal Codec, I must of been in a trace 

  2. When my mother got the telphone bill, the shit hit the fan as it was long distance phone call (charged by the mintue).