I’ve been busy the last few days and my brain has finally demanded I get some thoughts out, if only for the sake of having more room.
The presentations at the student academy were informative, funny, and re-awakened my long dormant inner internet/computer geek. After the event I started having flashbacks to my former geeky internet past. I have trouble recollecting specifics (was middle school really that long ago?), probably because I haven’t thought about this part of my past since it occurred, so dorky confession time!
In middle school I was really into the WWF (now the WWE), every Monday and Thursday was spent watching wrestling. I even went to a ‘Raw is War’ event at Continental Airlines Arena. So naturally in the endless abyss that is the internet I found WWF rpg’s (role play games) although they were more like pseudo-rpg’s, in any case I participated in them. I won’t go into exact details of how they worked because each site had its own particular rules and I have already embarrassed myself enough. I do remember learning some basic HTML code and thinking myself pretty tech savvy for a middle schooler. Of course this story gets geekier, how could it not? Not only did I participate, I created WWF rp sites (around 2 or 3). The one I remember the most is the one I ran with someone I had met online. He taught me different codes and tricks of the trade but, my memory of the specifics are now non-existent. The details of how the websites were set up are gone from my memory too but, the fact that I actually did this is just a bizarre memory. Almost as if I am giving details of events from someone else’s past. I wonder if anyone else my age has weird past-internet memories?
After this memory resurfaced I was confronted by the feeling that I am underutilizing the internet, there is a lot of potential out there.
In any case, I plan on posting actual thoughts on the student academy and the panel discussion soon…