You have mail.
Steph uses a state of the art computer …https://www.electronicproducts.com/uploadedImages/Computer_Peripheral/Systems/macintosh_1989.jpg
I guess the answer is “yes it does make that sound but that would be the modem".
I still have an AOL email address, I never use it but it still gets spam
I now have an AOL email account. I got unceremoniously dumped there by Verizon.
My phone makes that sound when my older friends call. Ringtones FTW!
He probably also still uses Windows 95 or earlier (I forgot what it was called).
I’ve seen ghetto blasters retrofitted to take a phone where the cassettes used to go. I’d love to see an Apple watch redone as a turnip style pocket watch.
Aw heck. My first PC had a little green screen, a crank on the front to get it started, and a door in the back where one shoveled in coal to keep it running. DOS 2.1, .bat files, and edlin FTW!!
Hah! My dissertation was done – tables and all – with an Osborne computer using WordStar. And, I am still using my old Samsung S5. Why replace something that works?
Maybe he should retire his old Kaypro.
Nothing wrong with old computers. Mine is " only" 8 years old. Who actually NEEDS an i9 with 64 GB RAM and the latest videocard?
I still have, and use, my AOL e-mail address from the mid 1980s when they were pretty much the only ISP in town. It’s been free for a couple of decades now. Informing friends and family of a new e-mail address is a tedious pain in the ass. It’s not like notifying that you require a forwarding address or a new address. Give some of us old farts some credit and cut us some slack!
I’m thinking of finding an audio file of that and using it as a ringtone.
While drinking Surge….
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it ! ….. Croc Power !
I still have an AOL account. I even still pay for it, though that’s because of the various services they include that I’d otherwise be paying more separately.
I never had AOL as an ISP, but I got one of their free Email addresses some time ago. It doesn’t hurt to have a couple of extra web mail accounts to use for different things.
I remember modems that would work with pulse dialing. You saved a little bit on your phone bill by not using DTMF.
I still have an AOL address, though it’s no longer my main one. Why get rid of it? I use different email addresses to sort different types of email. And the AOL one doesn’t get spam.
I had no trouble with my 5 unlike my current 10.
Netscape for ever!
I found the “dial-up sound” on YouTube so my grandson could hear it. Kids today don’t know the struggle. ;-)
Phone shaming is real. Only from the I Phone people. They shame each other for not having the latest one, and they shame people who ,OMG!, aren’t in their cult.
I have a five digit AOL account ID. I maintain it just to prove I was present at the dawn of creation. :-)
Society is so obsessed with electronic devices, one day they will be obsolete…..
Dial-up sound… say, that would make a good ring tone.
…just the fax sir, just the fax…burreeeennnaaaaaaaaburrrrrrr….
I still have an iPhone 5. Works for me.
Are Charlie Brown and Linus further down on that wall?
AOL, where folks chose handles that include numbers so they could be unique. It got so that this habit became a de facto convention outside of AOL. I’ve managed to be codedaddy as a username with all internet accounts (no numbers) for nearly 30 years with little duplication conflict.
I only recently gave up on my second ipod Touch as a podcast player when the screen became unusable. The first computer that I paid for was no-name XT built by a local computer shop with no hard drive, just two 5 1/4 floppy drives to boot from. The first program I ever wrote was stored on punched paper tape.
I have a I phone four S
I love how Rat wavers between being like a certain stupid president and being a sophisitcated technorati
I love technology but hate social media. How can that be?
Love it! Rat definitely has his zingers.
Check out his MySpace page.
Who remembers Mosaic?
Clippy tapping on the screen “I see you are writing a document. Do you need help?” And don’t forget the Mac talking moose!
What, no mention of Telex? Gotta love 300 characters/min at 100dB spl. Operators should have been given hearing protection.
My current laptop is (gasp!) 10 years old. I was told recently that the poor thing was old and slowing down and really should be replaced. Since I’m more than seven times older than my laptop, I suppose that makes me "old and slowing down and really should be replaced. "
U.S. Congress and staff still routinely use fax machines. This explains why they ask tech con men like Mark Zuckerberg such intelligent questions when they grill them.
Nothing wrong with AOL mail. I’ve used it since the days you paid for the service and dial up, and I’ve never had the first real problem. Also, they don’t read your mail and sell the info to others like Google g-mail does.
AOL— Already Outdated Longago (okay I fudged on that last one)
BTW… old cell phones have lots of uses. I use mine for an alarm clock. Works great. Can use them as an MP3 player… video storage or wow… even to make a phone call!
I’m sticking with my Android.
Only if I set my notifications to that MP3. Which I may or may not have done.
I still use AOL for email without a problem. They identify and divert Spam to a specific folder so I can dispose of it properly. I also use an iPhone 4S and have few problems other than not being modern enough to update some of the apps I have on it. Every once in awhile I’ll get an message from some app saying my version of their app is so old, and that I should update it. As long as the old one works okay I don’t really care about it.
Four words -
300 Baud Acoustic Coupler
I wonder if Steph looks in here, he would be amazed at the number of people who liked and commented on this, if his computer can handle this and that he doesn’t get a fast busy signal.
AOL is good. Nobody bothers to hack it because there is nothing worth stealing.
I still have my AOL address for personal use. What the hell, it still works.
My old 1995 Mac laptop is still around but no longer works. AOL I think is still around, too, but….
Sometimes I get nostalgic for the dial up sound.
I still use my aol.com address.
Yup—gotta love the sound of dial-up Internet …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3cJBtCrChYThis Mexican ringtone will wake you up and make you pay attention.
I still have my CompuServe e-mail address, what’s Rat’s point?
wait….I have aol?
Not as funny as I could wish for. Our local ISP just sold their Email service to AOL. So, the address may say Ver##on, but it is really AOL.
And it Sux!