The purple diagnosis screenThe gray kernel panicThe blue screen of death
The blue screen of death
A local area network connectionA modem handshakeA Broadband ISDN handshake
That's the sound of a dial-up modem handshake.
QuarkXPress was desktop publishing software.
Bulletin board systemBroadband serviceBig botnet system
BBS stands for bulletin board system, and they were big on the early internet.
A login IDAn internet aliasA computer model
A handle is an internet alias, or screen name.
Your avatar, session ID, and latency. (Essentially, it was an early internet greeting.)Your age, sex, and location.It's short for "admire, sex, and leave" — an early version of "marry, fuck, kill."
They wanted your age, sex, and location.
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This post was translated from Japanese.