“You’ve Got Mail!”: Early Memories of Dial-Up Internet at TMH
By Michelle A. Krowl, TMH alumnae and board member
When I last lived at TMH in the mid-1990s, access to email and the internet were still relatively new for many of us. And America Online (AOL) dominated the market in providing online access at home. The floppy disks and CDs with AOL software to load on home computers were everywhere! But, after loading the software, using AOL still required a landline telephone for the modem to dial up the local number for an actual connection. Thus, the landline telephone in my room at TMH was my lifeline to online connectivity.