Anybody remember Q-Link?

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

Okay, this is really sad, but I found myself thinking about Q-Link this evening. What is Q-Link? Well, take AOL, subtract about 20 years, and there you have it. Q-Link was the place to go if you had a modem with your Commodore 64. I remember thinking how cool it would be to get connected, and then how disappointed I was when I hooked up with my 300 baud modem due to the length of time it took to get a page downloaded.

Of course, I remember my father telling me about the expensive modems they used a the Detroit News to transfer copies of the front page between the plants, and how they used to be able to push one full megabyte in about 45 minutes…