I'm not quite old enough to remember some of what David wrote about today in his trip down memory lane, "I Remember IRMA: Reflections on Terminal Emulation Through the Ages", but I do remember learning my first bit of a program on a boxy, toffee colored Tandy from Radio Shack. In those days your games ran on a cassette tape and you dropped your phone handset into the cradle of your modem to go online. It would be a decade before the famous AOL dial-up sound was an indicator of a fun night online.
Robyn Tippins has been managing online communities since 1996, and is the author of "Community 101". Robyn has launched two startups, her most recent is Mariposa Interactive, a marketing and design agency. She has worked at or consulted for Yahoo, Current TV, Intel, MTV, Fleishman Hillard and AT&T. When she's not at her computer, you'll find her hanging out with her four children or studying history's most interesting folks.