So today’s “punchline” is weak. I know it is. It is because I needed to establish a couple things to move forward… obviously there is a lot of nerd reminiscing in this storyline.. but for those who have no idea what Prodigy was.. welp, it was the first higher end graphical online service. A vast upgrade from the ANSI & ASCII based services most people were using at the time.

Here’s an example of the cutting edge graphics:



The other bit was that you couldn’t create a username. You were given a UserID that was a random selection of letters and numbers.. why? No idea.