Kevin — November 18, 2006, 6:27 pm

What I bought 12 years ago on Boxing Day

Man, you find some weird shit when you go through old files, you know? Take a peek at this – I bought this TWELVE YEARS AGO on BOXING DAY. I’m going to assume this was a “special” price, which makes it even crazier.

See, I’m a bit of a speed freak – I LOVE bandwidth. I sometimes just download stuff to watch the little bar climb and check how fast the ones and zeroes fire down the pipe. I’ve got the most expensive internet access I can find (excluding Fiber, which isn’t in my area) and I am constantly firing packets, pinging and testing my connection to see just how fast it is. I have the need for speed.

Obviously, I’ve had it for a while – check this thing out. This is a 12 year old receipt for a 28.8 modem – I’m guessing the fastest thing I could find for my Mac at the time. And the price? Check it out. Insane.

You’ve come a long way, internet. Imagine downloading the entire first season of Lost with THIS bad boy!

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  1. Comment by Cameron @ November 19, 2006, 12:08 am

    You shoulda shopped around. I had a 56.6 modem, at that time, and I paid around that price.

  2. Comment by colinbeadle @ November 19, 2006, 11:53 am

    Give that receipt to the smithsonian !
    I wish we still had the receipt for our commodore 64. It cost over 2000 dollars back in the early 80′s !
    HAHAHA !

    your pal,
    Beadle

  3. Comment by That Chad Guy @ November 19, 2006, 1:26 pm

    I wish I still had the receipt from the tape deck that read the TAPES for the 64!

  4. Comment by Kim @ November 24, 2006, 1:18 am

    um… I was using 1400 until 1997. We paid over $4000 for our Mac with 4MB RAM, 40 MB hard drive, and magical laser printer.

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