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This morning I was reminded by a parent that it is impossible to keep up with "what the kids are saying today." It changes so fast, and the minute YOU say it, it's uncool (which is handy if you want to get them to stop saying it?).

When it comes to the World Wide Web (does anyone say that anymore?), the changes came fast and furious. Maybe that's why we've forgotten so much, or why it looks so much like a slice out of the stone-age.

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Richard Clark

Those super heavy and not really very big monitors, the modem singing the song of your people, and call waiting interrupting your computer time. How many fights did NOT answering the call waiting start between sweetie-pies? (And the wait time if they sent you a real picture instead of a quick chat?)


And that was just the beginning of the distractions and fun..so please, sit back and enjoy a little trip down memory lane.

Ten Things Only Minnesotans Over 35 Will Remember About the World Wide Web

The internet machine has been around a lot longer than you might remember,. When you were kids saying PAW so they didn't know you were talking about them, to sending roses to people with the keyboard, it was a lot of fun and seems so innocent now.

Some of the slang is still around because people of a certain age are still using it, but a lot has died off. BRB will never leave us, though. LOL

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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