This is the second of two posts from an earlier, short-lived, incarnation of this site, retrieved from the Internet Archive. Originally posted November 15th 2009.
One thing that I neglected to mention in my previous entry was the impetus behind my purchasing my first modem. Well, that impetus came in the form of an online service in the UK that started life as the Compulink Information eXchange, or Cix to its friends. More specifically, in the form of a section that appeared in the monthly UK computer magazine Computer Shopper containing printouts of conversation from the forum that the magazine ran on Cix.
(To be even more specific, the forum was run by Huw Collingbourne—so really, it’s his fault originally that I ended up marauding the Internet!)