Wednesday, February 28, 2018

“Welcome to the Internet”


[“EarthLink will connect you at up to 56Kbps.” Click for a larger disc.]

I moved a printer and made a discovery. Look at the RAM requirement for Earthlink’s dial-up app: 32, 64, or 128MB. (The Mac I’m typing on has 8GB RAM.) And the operating systems: remember Windows ME, the Millennium Edition? Worst Windows ever. (Shudder.)

This disc has a 2002 copyright date. EarthLink is still in business in 2018, and still offering dial-up service. But it’s time to let this disc go, no?

comments: 7

Chris said...

Yes, I too suffered with Windows ME. After fighting endless battles with it for several years I switched to a Mac and never looked back.

Michael Leddy said...

I happily left ME for XP, but the specter of Windows 7 sent me over to a Mac.

Fresca said...

No, no, save the disc! It's HISTORY, man! :)

Michael Leddy said...

It is, but it’s out of here. But I still have my AppleWorks floppies, should I ever decide to fire up my Apple //c.

Fresca said...

You have chosen wisely, little grasshopper.

Diane Schirf said...

I use EarthLink. 🙀

Michael Leddy said...

EarthLink: why not? Our options downstate for wireless are pretty limited.