11 Years

You know, it has been 11 years that I have been on the internet.

I got online at my house for the first time using a WebTV in 1997. A small box that hooked up to your television and phone line to get you online. Rob got one first so I had to have one too. That thing had no CD ROM nor a Floppy Drive.

I think I might have used that for a little over two years before I got a real PC in 1999. I still have that PC and I am using it to write this because my newer PC is on the fritz. Still going strong!

It’s has been cool to see the web evolve all these years. I remember trying to watch music videos on the WebTV. If it worked it would take forever to play since it was coming through a phone line. And now we can watch full length movies and TV shows thanks to site like QSS and Hulu.

I have seen regular chatting go from just text, to voice, to video. Whats next? Smellavision!!?

The coolest thing to watch evolve has been Google. I remember reading about this search service in PC Mag or was it Maxim? Maxim used to put out Best of the Web inlets in their magazines. Anyway, Google is huge now. Not just search anymore.

So when people get a computer for the first time I kinda feel bad for them because there is so much out there now. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

Anyway, the best part about this is that I have made some friends that I am still in contact with from the ole’ WebTV days. They can be found here now. I am a contributor to that blog but have not written anything yet. One day I’ll write about the yatta references in my blog and that one.

See ya in the next 11 years!!


  1. The Preacher

    thank God for al gore inventing the internet,hehe,
    got bad heart burn tonght, Jay i read in juans blog about your testimony, and the one thing i know is if werent for Jesus i would not of known what to have told you that day you called,
    had not i been saved i would of just helped you in the flesh,
    But i thank God what he did for me in 98 and what he did for you in 06, i prayed for you since 98 to get saved, and i beleive you got saved in the perfect will of God in 06, I probably would of got a profession from you in 00 or even 02 but thats it. would of been no conversion,
    but you got in brother,
    iprayed with a young man tonight, reminded me of you.
    i prayed with him till he got saved, i told him what i told you,
    “you got to pray to the Lord, have mercy on me”, ask him to forgive.
    he was in conviction bro. took all he had to walk to the alter,
    he was shaking, he knew what he needed to, preacher allen preached on the importance of soulwining,
    i wish you were under preacher allens preaching jay, i learn so much from him.
    oops sorry so long of comment,
    love you bro. keep growing

  2. Rob

    dude .. sorry .. rearrange my room moved my computer desk from one side to another BIG MESS … computer / internet down .. im up now .. UGly set up but up .. too tired to blog .. will tomorrow.

    Love the Web tv days ..thought that was the coolest thing.

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