Happy Friday :: How I Became an Internet User


Before I quit my job nine months ago, I used the Internet sparingly.  I had an email address and that was about it.  I got online whenever there was a free terminal around to check my inbox, but I only did this when I expected something new.

I had a landline, a reasonable stack of novels from the nearest library, and a mean-looking laptop disconnected from the world of other computers.

I wrote no less than six hours a day on this laptop, and I read words when I wasn’t writing.  This pattern continued until 2008, when I couldn’t stay disconnected any longer.


May 8, 2009 12:27 am

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