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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.