I was reading an article last night in 2600 about phone systems and it brought up how much has changed. Growing up phones were expensive and certainly cell phones were out of the question. We didn’t even have a working landline. If we had one to call long distance would have been very expensive unlike now. For 40 dollars a month now I get a cell phone with unlimited calling anywhere, at least in the United States and maybe some other places but I don’t call them so I wouldn’t know.
My Nan and Pop didn’t have much money and always made what was available work for them. I was always very close to them. When I was a kid I took an interest in gardening and wanted a greenhouse. My Grandfather built one in his back yard. It was just a small wooden frame with various recycled windows he had around or got at work I guess. He built a couple of shelves in there and it surprisingly worked really well.
This occurred a long time ago with someone who is extremely computer illiterate. By computer illiterate I mean practically needs help to hit the power button to turn it on. So one day we needed to help them out because their web browser was showing some strange thing on every web page they went to. That didn’t sound good so we burned a CD with all those old programs to clean up windows.
I’d say it started a little over a year ago. I noticed google was giving less and less of the results I wanted and more spammy SEO’d useless shit sites. Their home page is getting more and more cluttered. I’d tried DDG in the past but their results weren’t that good but for some reason when I tried around a year ago they seemed to be much improved. It’s been my default search engine for a while now and find myself going back to google less and less as time passes.