Oh it’s ok. They were closer to “bully friends” than friend-friends.
It worked out though. That was in like 1987.
In 1989 ,I got my first modem. 300 bps. Got online to local BBS’ and to PC-Link (precursor to AOL) and then in 1990, the Internet at college. Mailing lists, IRC chat…
…and my world opened up. I found other “me”‘s out there. Out.. here, really. That’s why I love it so much.
B4 Internet, I had public library, and CB radio was my chat room. Had a big antenna on my garage roof and I happily talked to strangers and made new friends. I was made for the Internet smile emoticon