Dial Up: Surviving in a High Speed World

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05446
United States
44° 33' 53.6508" N, 73° 14' 7.7604" W

(slow): bee boo bee bop bee bee boop..
*internet connecting noises*
connecting..
dialing...
connecting..
(fast): CLICK CLICK
facebook!
ITunes!
google!
twitter!
(slow): connected...
Weeelllcooommee paaaaagggeee.
click...
loading....
loading....
loading...
(fast): r-e-d-s-o-x-c-h-i-c-8-5-2-
@ symbol
a-i-m-*dot*c-o-m
click
home page! profile!
ooooohhh.
must google!
(slow): loading....
waiting....
patiently...
aahhh, e-mail...
apathetically opening...
(fast): ZOOM!
1. 2. 3.
Come on! Load!
g-o-o-g-l-e
click
T!
Tigers. no!
I ! Time.. no!
G! Tiger woods!
SO MANY OPTIONS!
Tigger!
OOOOHHH!
click!
Congratulations, you've won a--- UGH pop up!
EXIT!
(slow): we're sorry...
internet connection lost..
*sigh*
Reconnecting…
*look at wrist watch* nap time...?
(fast): research, research! RESEARCH!
control, T!
New tab!
m-l-i-a-*dot*c-o-m
HAHAHAH
llava floors!
chemistry!
*aim sound* doo dle ooh!
IM From
*blip* Facebook chat!
Hey babbayyy *seductive accent*
eep!
multitaskkk!
(slow): connected...
Honeyyy! I need the phone!!
*raspy accent* I’m BUSY!
User signed on..
Ooooh, IM time!
Hellooo ...
sending... sending....
message sent.
user is typing.
tick tock tick tock
user is typing.
tick tock
user has entered text.
*sigh*
(fast): chat!
Interenet connection lost
Check network cable
UUUGGHHH
Ring ring, hello comcast?
Fix fix fix
bling!
connected!
Yesss!!
Click click click
stocks, shopping, FAAACEBOOK!
Join group, become a fan!
A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D
(slow): noooo, way. i don't need *sarcasm* THAT fast, expensive
fancy dancy stuff....
loading..... (pause, look bored)
loading...
*point to left* WOAH look at that!
(fast): *jump to left, like another person*
Search search search!
copy paste copy paste
What is this?!
*sassy* Pshhh, you going DOOOOWWNNN
*shooting noises* (look like playing game)
(do next actions as well): jump! left! right! left!
bloop bloop bleep bleep
Tetris! Yesss!
High score!
(slow): *songs skipping*
Yooouuu Tuube. Broadcast yourself.
click... loading..
tick tock tick tock
play!
I took a trip to the year 3000, this song-g-g-guh- ha ha ha ha-d-d- buffering... buffering...
Ugh. X out.
ITunes? click.
loading library...
Play.
I can almost see it, tha-a-a-a-t-t dr-dr-dr-e-e. *skip* buffering...
Ugh. *cross arms* Exit out.
(fast): Youtube. Broadcast yourself. Click. Load!
Weeee, are the champions, my friend *guitar noises*
Ding ding ding ding ding ding! Record time!
We have a high speed winner!
(slow): Dial up. (computer voice like on the phone) We’re sorry.
disconnected.
slow.
GAME OVER

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mtimbers8

A slam poem about dial up attempting to survive in this new, high speed world.

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