The internet is so mainstream now I just absolutely can't relate to people who don't have some sort of life on it. So of course when he didn't want to sign up and asked if I could just get his auction item for him I refused... it's now or never, I told him.
My first "the internet is mainstream! yay!" moment came in 2000 at college... every week in the dorms I hung up "bathroom questions" in the bathroom stalls for the girls to write down answers to while they were, well, you know. Anyway, my first year as RA (1999) I hung up "What's your favorite website?" and the answers were horrible. These were girls with internet access straight to their rooms, and they were all like, "Uh... yahoo? hotmail?" Sadness. One year later the question brought totally different answers... everyone knew of random funny sites we should all go to, complete with URLs. That was 2000. This is 2004. The world, or at least the continental US, should just be internet savvy. Especially the engineers... the tech geeks... how can you be geeky and not embrace the online world? It's beautiful!
Anyway, I know I spend too much time on this computer thing but at least I'm young and fun and with the times, I feel much better about it now.