You’ll Get It One Day, Pops

, , , , | Related | April 1, 2021

Back in the early 1990s, Internet and its various aspects are not common knowledge, even though they have been around for years. My dad works at a national broadcasting company and I decide to try to send him an email from my office. I figure out his email address — not a trivial thing when there are a few different address protocols — and send a short greeting.

The next morning, my desktop phone rings.

Dad: *Angrily* “You were on my computer.”

Me: “Oh, yeah. I sent you an email and, apparently, you got it.”

Dad: “Is this some kind of hacker thing?”

Me: “No? This is how the Internet works. You can send emails from one computer to—”

Dad: “Just don’t do it again.” *Click*

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