Literally the first I'd heard of the attacks that day was when someone rushed into the classroom I was in to declare that a plane had crashed into the WTC, like it was the most exciting thing ever.
From that point, all I heard was speculation until I got home and the whole ordeal was in Sky News non stop.
@Jo When the attacks happened, I'll have been on my way to a two-hour Accounting And Finance class, an extremely boring subject where we sat on computers doing spreadsheets for two whole hours. We had relatively new PCs with full internet access and I spent the entire class skiving online.
I think it says a lot about how different Online was back then that I STILL didn't find out about the attacks until I was back home, at which point both towers were already gone.
@Jo i remember hearing of it on IRC, but the mention was so without detail that i thought it was some small 1–2 person plane, and the most pointlessly theatrical attack ever.
later that day i went to visit my grandmother. that’s when i saw the scale bascially the moment i entered the room with the TV on.
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