Column explains more about H-T plan for election letters

I remember when the internet came to my hometown. Our public library was the first to have access, and children and adults alike were in awe. The first time I remember touching a computer was in fifth grade. We played Oregon Trail and Number Munchers on small screens illuminated a protoplasm green.  

In high school I had a “word processor” to use for homework. It was a typewriter that held one line of type at a time in its memory so you could check for typos before stamping the ink onto paper. There was still a lot of Wite-Out necessary.  

This 1915 Corona typewriter that may have belonged to Ernie Pyle was featured on a PBS show called "History Detectives." My typewriter had a tiny screen and memory, but it still needed a lot of Wite-Out. ( Jeremy Hogan | Herald Times)

My older brother had the internet at his house and I spent a summer with his girlfriend learning about chat rooms. Suddenly, it wasn’t necessary to join a pen-pal exchange to banter with someone in another country. 

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During my first year in college, I did most of my research in the library using books and printed resources. We were taught to be wary of information on the internet and instructors limited how many web sources you could use on research projects. Later, in my journalism program, an instructor cautioned us against quoting facts from crowdsourcing sites like Wikipedia. 


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