@tty Each directory (a1, a2, a3.. ) was a 1.44Mb(3.5" floppy sized) and you needed most of them to get a full Slackware Linux install - https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware-2.0.0/slakware/
Haha. Nope. The slowest I've experienced is 56k and back then I didn't know if there's anything like free software out there. It was just a different world.
And I had to cut down my exploring after the phone bill shot through the roof a couple of times. But those were some pretty good days.