Its a crying shame... especially to have built an almost $3,000 computer (all the bells and whistles... gig of high speed ram, fastest processor and 300 gigs of hard drive space) and NOT even have a fucking MODEM.
It's like owning a Ferrari with a Volkswagon motor.
I miss 56k in a sence of it dying out... not really but kinda.
I remember about 6 years ago, i was 8... and i think only dial-up was out.. well the only thing out that didn't cost 50000 a month. We had AOL 3.0 and Windows 3.1 ahahaha i complained that it was too slow... which it was. But now i LOVE my WLAN and DSL <3<3
But all I can say is at least it's not like it was in the old days...
with the Vic 20 or C-64 CBM... datasette drive... VicModem...
blazing fast 300 baud speeds... hoping there was a local BBS
to dial into... and spend 10 hours on a non-GUI text system
downloading ASCII porn onto the casette, hoping there wasn't
music on it that you wanted because you ran outta the ones
you had saved JUST for that and grabbed the closest one.
The days of finger, gopher, peeks and pokes, goto lines
and spending hours 'programming' in BASIC just to make
a pong-like sprite bounce across your monochrome monitor.