I've been online when that didn't mean the Web, and that you could look at all the changes on the Internet each morning when you had your breakfast tea. (Most of us knew one another, too) All this gave me great experience in getting a series of paying jobs that let me be online most of the time and let me travel, too.
Alas, everything good come to an end, and my era of working and living online ended with a bang. Or rather a thud, when I fell and broke my neck. Fortunately, a genius doctor at Boston Medical Center fixed me up so I can walk and have almost no paralysis. During my long healing period, I decided to make myself a bracelet, modeled after a bracelet I saw in a boutique.
And so, an obsession was born.