“Why Didn’t You Use Google?”

Funny. Kids these days have such a different perspective. They can’t fathom what it was like without  the internet.

While Facebook chatting with a former coworker and trying to explain to her that I didn’t know about sex or where babies came from until I finally figured it out at 19, she asked me “Why didn’t you just use Google?”.

She was born in 1990. That year, I was 17 and a junior in high school. When I was 19, she was a one year old. We had a brief conversation about what it was like back then. No world wide web. I had access to a computer. My little Macintosh Classic (which I still own). And dial up access to the California State University at San Bernadino library BBS. Back then, if I wanted to learn about sex, or much of anything else, I would have to drive down to the local library to find a book. There were no search engines back then. I would have to dig through the card catalog. Or ask a librarian. Yeah, like that was going to happen.


About Frogtosser

A former sailor and pizza maker who is done hiding from the world and is now living life to it's fullest extent. I'm a single speed bicycle commuter who enjoys writing and photography. I'm a voracious reader. And a huge geek!
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