Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    How about fire?

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Richard, I will…..It sounds interesting…

  3. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Nor did Lamont have to walk five miles uphill to school in the snow. It wasn’t uphill.

  4. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, over 3 years ago

    @Varnes

    Same here!

  5. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 3 years ago

    I did, thanks!

  6. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, over 3 years ago

    ..and I bookmarked it. Thanks.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    One of my daughters asked me if my school had a dirt floor when I was her age.

  8. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    What you say may be correct as far as it goes. But I was contacting what was then called the internet via dial-up back around 1985 on an old 600 baud manual connect modem. It was obviously slow and not very graphically oriented. But you could get pictures, usually by a separate download. It was divided using something called nodes. My particular node was Washington University, St. Louis. I’ve sometimes wondered how we got from that to what we have now.

  9. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    In my college class we were talking about miniaturization of electronic components and related issues of heat when I was asked about how large a television screen was when I was a child. Well, I said, i saw my first TV in a store window when I was 12 and the screen was about 7 inches surrounded by a wooden case a couple of feet high and about 16 inches across. So now I’m a contemporary with the dinosaurs in their eyes (I’m 68).

  10. calspace

    calspace said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t forget door games (all text based) and MUDs and chat rooms. TeleArena and Mutants 2000 and Crossroads of the Elements. sigh

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    You had rocks?
    Cool!!

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    buy you’re assuming Lemont was a kid in 1991.
    The way he avoids answering the question strongly implies he wasn’t — just as I wasn’t (and I’m still in my late youth).

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    @spyderred

    I remember in my Weekly Reader in elementary school in the 1960s that one article said transisters were getting small enough that they could be paired with something called liquid crystals to make televisions as thin as pictures hanging on the wall.
    We’re living in a science fiction world and still waiting for many of the other things imagined.
    -
    (folks laughed about the communicators on the original Star Trek not doing anything but communicate.. In their defense, they DID communicate from thousands of miles away through miles of rock, only Mulder and Scully could do that with cell phones.)
    -
    Note: anybody else ever notice how as soon as the Enterprise loses power it immediately starts to fall down to the planet below?

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