Thursday, 11 November 2021 05:27

On the days of dial up internet, and more ... !

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Does anyone even remember those days? 

I'm sure a lot of us old timers here on the list do, but not sure about everyone else!

The days where you got "free internet" almost willy nilly from AOL for one ... those lovely CD's you got, hehe, damn near everywhere that you could just pop into your laptop - wait, laptops werent even there in 1998! Hehe - and voila, you were online for a free 30 day period. 

No credit card required, nothing, just a phone line and you were set. It would cost you nothing but what a phone call would ... as you'd dial in locally to a local number!

I still remember lugging up my bulky desktop computer I got second hand from She Bay with a friend "Rujul" (who looked like a dud, wanted to be a stud, hehe, and ended up being a bit of both!) ... five floors up to "Bond hall". 

Pre fitness days, that got me out of breath, big time!

But, many thanks to Bruce Clark and his mom that gave me their address to have it delivered to. Hehe. 

"My mom gets enough spam anyway" he laughed, when I asked him about the promotional mailers etc (remember those days, when you actually, you know, checked a physical mailbox??) that would follow... 

Those still come, by the way!

There's a damn good reason behind it, just as there is a very good reason I offer not just digital versions of my books on the site, but PAPERBACKS - and HARDCOVER TOO! 

Something for everyone, and the latter two really hit home. 

Most of my best customers prefer the latter two!

I feel you, folks. 

But anyway ... digital is great too ... 

I'm the guy they used to laugh, and still do, when I said "it can be done online!" 

Especially my Mom who would make fun of my Southern Accent hehe - and the twang . "awwwnnnline", she'd go. 

I'd laugh back. 

I wonder who is having the last laugh now, hehe. 

Always a visionary and a pioneer, yours truly. 

But anyway (she told me online wsa a very "shallow life" - for a woman that has no friends, has never really stepped out of the house...!) ... 

Those CD's. 

Hehe. 

You could always extend their free service - just call 'em up, and in most cases, their reps would offer it themselves. 

Sometimes, they'd yell at you about "abuse" if the rep was in a bad mood. 

But I cannot recall paying a dime for interent all through college, hehe. 

came back home at the age of 23, got on ... ICQ, I believe it was? Or msn? Or Yahoo Messenger, YES! LOL - the groups, the messages - remember those guys??? with the girlfriend (still in the US) and a two hour long phone call culminated in Dad complaining about phone costs, which at the time in INdia were apparently a thing.  

Shortly thereafter, I got DSL installed, and paid the bill. Hehe. 

When I moved to China, they kept it... 

 I love recollections, friend. 

They're so ... to put it in "girly terms" - romantic!

GREAT FEELING!

And thats why I put out the book on recollections, which really, every serious fitness enthusiast must grab NOW. 

And old is indeed gold, as is evidenced by my training style - and the RESULTS, the sheer results, the CHEST THUMPING RESULTS - that follow!

I'll be back. 

Get you some NOW

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee