An iMac G3 Toy Story

Day 71
Listening to: the news
Thought for the day: I want to put a ding in the universe. ~Steve Jobs

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If Toy Story unfolded in my daughter’s closet, it would involve an old American Girl Doll, autograph bear, and my very first internet connectable computer, the blueberry iMac G3, all seen in today’s photo. Since today is the 25th anniversary of the internet, I reflected a little bit about how the World Wide Web has changed my life. Just today, I exchanged an email with someone half a world away, plotted and giggled with a dear friend about our bucket lists, made lunch plans with high school friends, and instant messaged with a friend on a train on his way from New York City to D.C. Each of these interactions made my day rather delightful. I will never forget the first day I got the blueberry iMac. My brother set it up for me. The door hadn’t even hit him on the butt on his way out before I was logging on and looking at online dating sites. I was like a kid in a candy store. Although online dating never worked for me, I have and continue to meet some wonderful people online who have become life-long friends ………….all because of the internet.

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