People Are Making Dial-Up Internet Noises And It's Absolutely Hilarious
For those of you not yet old enough to legally drink, let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time, when the Internet was young, people went online by connecting to a phone line. This was called "a dial-up connection." Please make sure to write that down, because it will be on the exam.
And for some mysterious reason, in order to connect through dial-up, you had to first listen to what I can only presume is the sound of a computer having a hectic, digital orgasm.
It sounded like this.
We are now spoiled by lightning-fast connections, but I remember patiently waiting for five minutes as a picture of Britney Spears in a red leather onesie (yup, the one with the camel toe) loaded one pixel at a time.
Surprisingly, it just came out that over 2 million of AOL's customers (AOL apparently remains a thing) still use dial-up modems to connect to the Internet. I assume, as should you, these people are over 90 years old, or priests.
To commemorate those simpler times, a Tumblr called "People Making Dial Up Noise" recently popped up, and people are using their mouths and spit to try to simulate that digital ear-enema I remember all too well.