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Welcome to 2001

 
paul wheaton
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>EVIDENCE THAT YOU LIVE IN THE YEAR 2001:
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>1. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
>2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
>3. You chat several times a day with a stranger in South Africa, but haven't
>spoken with your next door neighbor this year.
>4. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she
>can create a new screen saver.
>5. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone
>is home.
>6. Every commercial on television has a website address at the bottom of the
>screen. (Oh this is true)
>7. You buy a computer and 6 months later it's out of date and now sells for
>half the price you paid.
>8. Leaving the house without the cell phone you didn't have the first 20 or
>30 years of life, causes you to panic, turn around and go get it.
>9. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be
>a hassle and take planning.
>10. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they don't have
>e-mail addresses.
>11. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.
>12. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
>13. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.
>14. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
>15. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you
>just pulled the plug on a loved one.
>16. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
>17. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your
>way back to bed.
>18. You start tilting your head sideways to smile or frown.
>19. You're thinking how true all of this is.
>20. Even worse, you're probably going to forward it.
 
Junilu Lacar
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>12. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
Comforting to know that I'm not the only one...
 
Matthew Phillips
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>17. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your way back to bed.

I know it's pathetic, but I have done this.
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Thomas Paul
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The only thing is that this assumes that some people still use dial-up. Are there really people not on a high bandwidth connection in 2001? Everything else is right on.
 
Angela Poynton
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I can't have a high bandwidth connection at my home
So I'm moving! Eventually
Oh and I've done most of the things in that list.
 
Angela Poynton
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>2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
>3. You chat several times a day with a stranger in South Africa, but haven't
>spoken with your next door neighbor this year.
>5. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone
>is home.
>6. Every commercial on television has a website address at the bottom of the
>screen. (Oh this is true)
>7. You buy a computer and 6 months later it's out of date and now sells for
>half the price you paid.
>8. Leaving the house without the cell phone you didn't have the first 20 or
>30 years of life, causes you to panic, turn around and go get it.
>9. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be
>a hassle and take planning.
>10. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they don't have
>e-mail addresses.
>11. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.
>12. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
>13. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.
>15. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you
>just pulled the plug on a loved one.
>16. You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
>17. You wake up at 2 AM to go to the bathroom and check your E-mail on your
>way back to bed.
>18. You start tilting your head sideways to smile or frown.
>19. You're thinking how true all of this is.
>20. Even worse, you're probably going to forward it.


All of these I recognise ... oh dear

[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited June 05, 2001).]
 
Cindy Glass
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High Bandwidth ! I live with COWS. I can't even get cable TV. It's so pitiful that I am often willing to drive the hour into work just to get a better connection. sigh.
 
Thomas Paul
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COWS? Never heard of that? What does the acronym stand for?
 
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