once I was logged into a BBS over a phone line during a thunderstorm
You had phone lines ... you lucky bastard let me tell you about the time we tried ordering supplies during a freakish mid-winter hurricaine ... the electrical discharge fried the mod40 operators fingers and we went through several cords of wood before we realized the storm was shifting the smoke in an undpredicatable manner. You should have seen the boss' face when the 4000 blue ascots with kittens on them showed up. We tried to switch to semaphore ... but once again the wind ... the wind ...
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