That part of our lives when getting on the internet involved an exorcism.
That noise was the sound of a thousand angry demons escaping my wretched soul and being sucked back into the depths of hell.
Oh, wow, this takes me back…I was so familiar with this sound that I could tell instantly if there was a problem. I remember that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach when it didn’t sound exactly right and I suspected it wouldn’t connect…
Same. Especially because it would happen so often. Fuckin’ dial-up.