Ah... The Evil Overlord List. A Classic of the internet. I looked up the list to do a post on it, and found that it was from a whole decade ago; back when 90% of the internet was AOL, operating on a 28.8 Kbps Modem.
When Coaxial Cable screwed into your TV, not your modem, when images were measured in pixels, not megapixels, and when 2 gigabytes was the amount of hard drive space your computer had, not the amount of RAM. An average PC had either a 133 MHz Pentium Chip, or if you were cutting edge, 233 MHz. And the standard medium of portable data storage was the 1.44 Mb Floppy disk.
Back when Yahoo was Google, and Lycos was Yahoo. When IRC chatting was IM'ing, When USENET groups were MySpace and Facebook, and when nothing was Skype.
When only the super-wealthy had cellular phones, and If you had a beeper (remember those buggy-whips?), people thought you were either an on-call doctor, or a drug dealer.
When HTML was XML/CSS/PHP/AJAX, and was something that a reasonably intelligent person could teach himself. And.. And this is Really Mind-Blowing... when people thought it was amazing that you could
When Apple was that company that made those cute little Macintoshes that were like the Vespas of the computer world. They were really cute, but you wouldn't want to go very far on one.
And when your Internet Service Provider (probably AOL, see above) charged you BY THE HOUR!
I will have a post on the actual overlord list coming up, but I ran out of time reminiscing.
What have I left out? Do you remember the internet circa 1996/1997? What are your favorite memories? Drop a comment to let me know!