Do You Remember Online Bulletin Boards?

Before there was the wonderful internet the way we know it today, we used to have to use dial up to get online and that was through our telephone lines. I wanted to make sure that there a few people that could help me so I had someone at the high school teach me how to sign on to an electronic board and then show me things like where people would post questions about online things and they would actually help you with your homework if you could not figure out how to figure out the system with the new DOS programs. I think that there were a lot of people that could actually go out and work as tutors to help kids that were looking to learn a few things. I was lucky that I had free time in the library where I went and hung out the with the smart computer kids.

I actually used the skills that I learned from those computer kids in the later part of my life, too. I had a few people that were friends with me and they said that they wanted me to try using the internet for dating. I met my first husband on the platform America Online. There were chatrooms that were based on local areas and you would go online and put in the variables that you wanted in a partner and then the computer would process your information over your telephone line and computer modem and you would find out what people also met what they were being searched form. I think people thought I was crazy but I got a perfect daughter from it and I would not have it any other way in the least. I am so happy that things worked out the way they did.