Why you reading this?

More like how:  you’re connected to the internet. 

Today, in 1988, Apple launched a service to connect your computer to the internet.  And if you’re old enough, you remember paying for access by the hour. Applelink launched at $15/hour.  (plus $35 annual fee) It was a modest hit, but they got into a “business squabble” with its partner Quantum.  The service stopped, but Quantum kept it going and in 1991 renamed it to America Online.  Yes, the “mail me a CD every day” known as AOL was born.

Today, the average American household pays $65/month for broadband, or about 9 cents an hour. Make progress or make excuses, right?  Now close a few browser tabs please.

remember this?

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