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  •  I figured this would happen long ago (3+ / 0-)
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    SethRightmer, lotlizard, Caipirinha

    I mean, I've been on the tubes pretty much since before there were tubes. I've seen BBSes, Compuserve, Usenet, the WELL, AOL, MySpace, LiveJournal and countless others that I've forgotten about come and go. (Well, usually they don't go, but they become a shadow of what they used to be.) I figured early on that Facebook would make a big splash and a bunch of people would make a boatload of money, and then the public would be off to the Next Big Thing.

    Now if only I could figure out what the Next Big Thing was going to be so I could have my $15 billion of fame . . .

    If you can't say anything nice about the GOP, please post here more often.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:38:03 AM PST

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    •  Old School, Represent! (3+ / 0-)

      I was an old school BBS kid myself, Commodore 64 boards, mostly. Even before that, my dad had us connected to Compuserve and GEnie through our TRS-80 model 1.

      The nature of this beast is rapid, ceaseless change. As they say, fame is fleeting.

      I do love to be able to make claims prefaced with "Well, back in MY day..." Hehe. And then I shake my cane at the kids who won't get off my lawn.

      •  Ah, the good old days (3+ / 0-)
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        I can still remember my Compuserve account number (70635,302 for the record). I also remember blowing a couple of dollars on my phone bill by calling a BBS in England, just to say I'd done it.

        Kids these days just don't know what they're missing . . .

        If you can't say anything nice about the GOP, please post here more often.

        by Omir the Storyteller on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:02:19 AM PST

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