yesterday at the kitchen one of the developers was remembering the time before cellular phones. he said — That girl told me “I’ll call you from 7 to 7.30 pm” and that implied that I had to be at home, which was a regular story, and then, if someone else locks the resource, while you’re expecting a call, you could not resist and ask “for how long do you intent to talk?”.
That is amazing. I do not remember anybody to tell me “I’ll call you at this time”, or I do not remember to use the phone more than for a 30 secs to agree on something, or to ask about homework, if I missed the class.
Well, I remember I locked a line for hours to download software or music, or to prepare my first stupid web sites(with first stupid experiments with js and java applets), or to read forums about digital video and sites about dogs, I was passionately interested at that time, and surprisingly my parents did not ask for a line, probably because my mother was happy nobody would call her, and my father was never at home.
I was trying to chat, but my computer’s soft modem would hang up, if I would use more resources than the system could afford, so I preferred to not, but concentrate on “important” (as it seemed that time) things.
p. s. well, no, I could not use web chats - that was heavy, but i’ve used cyberspace.org and hobbiton.org to chat by console icq clients.
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