I had a solid Hayes Micromodem (what's a "baud", anyway? Unlike the modem in the movie War Games, this one was super-advanced—it plugged into the back of a computer, and directly into the phone jack on the wall.Even back then, I interacted with people online—even met a friend from a neighboring town I wouldn't have met otherwise, who was into Black Flag.
It has become increasingly acceptable to meet your partner online and through dating websites.
Online dating eases the fear of going out, approaching others face to face and allows for more transparency and availability to those who are single.
However, there is still skepticism revolving the online dating world – how much do we actually know about this person, are they accurately representing themselves, and what about leaving some room for surprise?
In the 80's, I was an early adopter of computers and such, and had started social media life hosting a bulletin board, named the Scarlet Fever BB because I set it up when I was home sick.
Connecting required a hardwired modem—the origin of that iconic sound so popular in movies when machines make that initial screeching handshake with one another.