Next time you complain about how slow the UCLA Wi-Fi is, think about this: We ’90s kids survived the dial-up internet era. Remember this sound? That right there is the sound of childhood. Ten minutes of this scratchy connecting and an excited, “You’ve got mail!” later, you would finally be online.
Back then, anyone who was anyone had an AIM and Myspace account. We tAlKeD lIkE tHiS, spelled the word “cool” k-e-w-l and made our smileys with noses. : – ) However, the true manifestation of our middle school sass and “individuality” was expressed in the form of our usernames. (more…)