Ric Moore wrote:
> Remember GTE Telemail, before Internet took off? The only password
> needed was the one you logged in with, and then you could cd your way
> around into General Motors, and the other Fortune 500's, and check out
> everyone's email. <cackles> Ric
It certainly was better than exploring a newly discovered land across
some distant ocean; you could do it from your armchair :-)
My best fun was delving into the depths of the Psychological and
Pharmacological Societies and other institutes of higher learning, where
you could keep up to date with trends, reading ongoing discussions
between the top medical and other very clever people. You could
download, study and learn from lots of stuff stored deep in the bowels
of those libraries.
Yes, the Internet had value in those days. Ever so slowly it began to
dry up and then very suddenly it all disappeared, almost overnight.
A noticeable loss.