Are you a FlashNews media client? Log in to access full phoner and contact info.

Search FlashNews for other offbeat items...  

FlashNews is offbeat pop culture! FlashNews provides daily exclusive offbeat pop culture news items for use by radio/TV producers, on-air talent and print/website editors. FlashNews clients receive data which include direct contact numbers to arrange on-air or in-depth interviews. The content on this page does not include contact information and is for private personal viewing only. Non-subscribing media professionals are invited to request a FlashNews trial.

How I Met Your Motherboard

This is what early techies used to look like when we didn't know much about computers.

This is what early techies used to look like when we didn't know much about computers.

Friday, April 30, 2010 17:27 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With new technology emerging every day, people are reminiscing about the early days of computing.

Before the Internet was readily available anytime anywhere, people were playing Oregon Trail on bulky old computers and attempting to navigate through the advanced medium.

Stories of people’s early days online can be found on HowIMetYourMotherboard.com, where creator Jason Bitner can’t help but be amused by their primitive encounters with cyberspace.

One person describes cutting the power chords from her family’s new computer in a jealous fit since the gadget kept her big brother from coming outside to play.

Bitner says computers bring on a “sense of nostalgia,” especially because the early days of Internet exploration usually consisted of, “Coding things so they say, ‘Kimberly, you’re so sexy and you must be mine.’”

Bitner adds, “The things people used them for were really silly and heartfelt. Now it’s more purpose driven. There’s so much we take for granted.”

© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc

blog comments powered by Disqus