Thursday, September 23, 2010

Internet And Me


This Post was Selected as One of the Spicy Saturday Picks by Blogadda




I remember i first heard about Internet in late nineties when we moved to Betul(M.P) , all i knew was that you can get knowledge about anything on this Planet by it. Our School was having the Computers and we used to learn Basic language on it which i hated and i also came across Encarta first there but internet was still not available in School . So me and my friends ventured out for it, but it was expensive about 40 Rupees per hour and at that time it was little too much for us.


Then after collecting some money me and my Friend went at the cafe, reached there but now what to do with it ? But there was Google , type a keyword and you get related  info about it . As we were growing kids first thing that we looked out for were Porno websites , getting the things that we were not having any access to was something special but we were scared what if someone saw us watching it but to our surprise most of the people were doing the same thing.


Next thing was E-Mail , how cool it is to send a letter to a person who is miles apart from you in a second so we now moved to Yahoo to have an email account . Now the time came for the address of our first email id , it must be related to our identity my Name is Abhishek and my Friends was Raja so after some thoughts we came out with abhiraj@yahoo.com but whom to mail  ? all our friends live nearby then whats the use of this id ? This question was solved by Yahoo Messenger , we logged into it then came some rooms to venture obviously we moved towards Romance room we chatted there with Filipino,Vietnamese,Korean every Asian girls but Indian girls were hard to find .


At that time Internet Cafes used to have small cabins which used to have doors also but cant understand why you need to have a closed cabin for surfing net[actually we all know why they have been placed] Even i used to hear that X girl from our class has went with Y Boy to the cafe, yes they were proving to be a perfect place for some private moments.


When i joined college we had a period where we used to access net at our Internet lab but that period was not enough for me, I used to bunk classes with Manish to be in lab, if we were not in Class the best place to find us was the Internet lab.


Then one day my Friend who used to study in Pune came and asked me are you on Orkut ? i said whats  Orkut ? he said its a social networking site where you can get in touch with your friends but you need to have an Invitation for it.We moved from Pillar to Post to get its invitation but nobody was using Orkut in our college, at last i remember Manish came to me one day and told that Pankaj Shukla[our fellow class mate] is using Orkut and we can get invitation from him after that it was only Orkut for us, after some days orkut was banned in College but we were clever we came out with some proxy sites and continued with it.


Then i came to know about Blogs,i thought i would make some money from it with Adsense so i made a blog which didn't attracted any traffic. I even made my Blog as home page of all the Computers in our Internet lab but that didn't worked too.You can check my old blog here but i have changed its template . Now its been hacked by someone.


To use net at home was one thing i was still looking after and when i got my phone i started using net at home but the speed was like the pace of a Worm, sometimes it took hours to open a single page . 


My USB Modem and Laptop


Now when i started working last year i was determined to have a stable net connection. I got this Reliance Netconnect Modem which gives me maximum downloading speed of 20kbps , the MODEM cost me 2150 Rupees with a montly rental of 499 Rupees. This Modem happens to be the only thing that i had purchased till date from my Salary for me.


Thanks to the Internet i have made some very good friends and also i am in touch with existed friends. There is lot more we can do with it but I think its Best is yet to come.








17 comments:

  1. Nice post buddy! How true, those first days in the internet cafe! :P

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice post buddy !!
    I remember that to get a gmail a/c you should get an invitation from a friend, which was very rare. I came to know about Orkut only after 2009 july. My college also banned from using Orkut and the same thing you did, guys in our college used proxy's to access orkut, youtube webs !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for liking the post.
    Ya same for gmail you need to have invitation i have to organize that also for me.
    Its very similar for all of us in those days.

    ReplyDelete
  4. VERY nice and simple post,i wud rather givd 4 star for the content.
    I must say para 2,3,4 uncle must read ,he must also which type of content u used to look for.
    ku??
    i also do remember that day in net lab when we came to know about orkut !!
    Ur datacard looks much better than mine !!
    overall excellent post,however some screenshots or pictures could make it more bright!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. 4 stars for this posts it looks to me an average post but being my friend you can be generous to me.
    He better be away from this Blog.
    One the reason that i looked after visiting College was to go to Internet lab.
    Oh So you have seen my datacard for the first time, i guess its the prettiest datacard that you could get.
    Tell me what kind of pictures i could post, i will place them and will edit the post then.

    ReplyDelete
  6. 4 stars for this post it looks to me an average post but being my friend you can be generous to me.
    He better be away from this Blog.
    One the reason that i looked after visiting College was to go to Internet lab.
    Oh So you have seen my datacard for the first time, i guess its the prettiest datacard that you could get.
    Tell me what kind of pictures i could post, i will place them and will edit the post then.

    ReplyDelete
  7. NA BHAI NA,I M NOT generous being ur friend,4 star diye kyoki iss post ko padhkar maza aaya,it is related to reality like looking for p*** stuff on net, bunking class its so natural na,
    to jis post ko padhkar hoto par hasi aa jae,down arrow dabate hue darr lage ki khatam na ho jae,i.e. the good post,which again happened to me while reading this post after a long time.
    As far as pictures are related,as this post is about internet,u could have posted the screenshots of ur orkut,fb,twitter profiles etc.
    keep posting such posts.BOL (Best Of Luck)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hmm thanks bhai tujhe achhi lagi post.
    Now I am waiting for yours, when its gonna come ?
    Ok i will edit this post with some of your suggestions.

    ReplyDelete
  9. nice post reflecting on ur memories with interent... congrats on being slected for the spicy saturday award... now internet has revolutionized the way we live, we depend on everything for internet... i think u r using wireless modem, as u want to have mobility or else u can get better speeds in fixed line connections...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks Karthick !
    Internet is everything.
    Ya i am using Wireless Modem as i have to go on field everytime and where i live we haven't got the facility of High Speed Wireless Modems here.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cant imagine a life without Internet today.. A very beautiful post!
    Congrats on the spicy sat pick!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks Arti for liking the Post.
    Congrats to you too for the same, nice pics on your post Ganpati Bappa Moriya !

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very well said ...

    my first email id was on 123india.com .. which was free and existing at that time .. dunno if it still exists ... we went to an IT fair in Pragati Maidan (Delhi) in the year 2001 and waited for half an hour in a queue for free internet outside one of the stalls and then saw it for the first time and a friend helped me creating my first email id that I distributed like anything even to those who even now don't know what it is :) ... never too late ..

    thanks for reminding me my those days ...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice post on early days of computer / internet. I still remember the days when we used the "Line Editor" EDLIN for editing our text (No notebook/word etc!) and creating the Batch files in MS DOS for our Menus! But one really got his Basics thorough by using those basic tools. Now it is all cut and paste and there is no need to know much of technical programming. Hey, thanks for visiting my Blog and the nice words.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks Shalini for good words.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Now you earning money from this blog? Just curious!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sorry Anonymous, still no money but lots of satisfaction :)

    ReplyDelete

Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner