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Old October 25th 06, 04:49 PM posted to misc.kids.moderated,misc.kids
Claire Petersky
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Default The next generation...

Someone I met on the misc.kids newsgroup back in the early 90s reports that
her daughter, who recently married, is now pregnant. I don't know what I
feel is more ancient, me or the internet!

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Old October 26th 06, 01:43 PM posted to misc.kids.moderated,misc.kids
Sue
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Default The next generation...

Yeah, I know what you mean. My nieces, who I have watched since birth are
having babies. I thought it was bad enough that they were babysitting for
me, but now they are having babies of their own. (sniff)
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"Claire Petersky" wrote in message
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Someone I met on the misc.kids newsgroup back in the early 90s reports

that
her daughter, who recently married, is now pregnant. I don't know what I
feel is more ancient, me or the internet!

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Warm Regards,

Claire Petersky
http://www.bicyclemeditations.org/
See the books I've set free at: http://bookcrossing.com/referral/Cpetersky



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Old October 28th 06, 10:01 PM posted to misc.kids.moderated,misc.kids
Jeff
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Default The next generation...


"Claire Petersky" wrote in message
hlink.net...
Someone I met on the misc.kids newsgroup back in the early 90s reports
that her daughter, who recently married, is now pregnant. I don't know
what I feel is more ancient, me or the internet!


light-hearted manner, in jest even

The internet is newer than ever, with new features every day. It is
thriving. It can play music and videos videos, do word processing and
spreadsheets, keep up with the news, etc. You couldn't do that nearly as
well in the 90s as you can today on the inernet.

I hope you, as an adult, on the other hand, don't grow any new features.
They are rarely wanted. (If the features you want to grow are kids, I do
wish you as many of these new features as you want.)

Neither you nor the internet are ancient. However, in a comparison, the
internet would have to be declared less ancient.

Jeff

Note: no end to light-hearted manner. Life's too short.


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Old October 28th 06, 10:02 PM posted to misc.kids.moderated,misc.kids
Jeff
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Default The next generation...


"Dirk Weber" wrote in message
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Am Freitag, dem 27.10.06, schrieb in
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I don't know
what I feel is more ancient, me or the internet!



Yepp.

In some news groups People write that their pc is a slow one with only
1 GHz. Reading this I remember the old times (oh where have they gone
to?) when we bought our first computer, a 286 with 1 (in words: one)
mb of ram and a 40 mb hdd.


That's newer than my first PC. It is an Apple ][+, with 64 kB of RAM
(including the expansion card), a 1 MHz 6502 processor, and 8 colors on the
screen (each pixel, IIRC, showed only half the colors, which made
programming interesting). It had both Applesoft BASIC (in ROM) and Integer
BASIC (on floppy).

I rememeber watching the movie "Apollo 13." I started to laugh when they
said that the Apollo spacecraft 1,000,000 bytes of memory. My little PDA (an
HP 200 LX) had 1 MB of memory, which was a lot back then (it was in the
mid-90s).

Soon afterwards we bought our first modem, a 2400 baud modem which
opened the world to us. That must have been around 1990. We first
started as point to a mailbox. After some months we got connected to
the usenet and that was the big step.

The world has change quite a bit since then, and it is still
developing. I still haven't lost my hope that the improving
possibilities to communicate world wide via the internet will make
life a bit more peaceful.

Now we do have two children (11 and 16 ys) and all members of our
family own a pc. Even our Elijah with his 11 years now sarts using the
internet as his playground. Wikipedia is a great thing for a curious
young boy to discover the world of sciences and arts.


One thing computers can do is make it so you can see what is on his screen.
There is a program called VIsion that does htis. I use it in school. It is
great. I can control any student's computer instantly and lock it up, if
needed. Useful when a student needs help, sometimes with academic stuff, and
often with learning what sites are not allowed.

Jeff

Greetings from Arft, that is in south western Germany,

Dirk Weber




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