- if you were up to date your computer was probably running windows 95
- there was no standard word processing application (I used Word Perfect, who remembers that one?)
- “the internet” was…
I remember before AOL and the actual Internet — text-only Genie first, which I heard was started by GE letting ordinary people use their communication system after hours, then Prodigy.
I was into various fandoms before the whole thing started. Fans met at conventions, having learned about upcoming conventions from magazines and flyers at comic/sci fi bookstores. Seems incredible now.