"....It occurs to me that if there'd been an Internet and blogging software when I was in the Navy in Japan I'd have been a lot less bored than I was."
and what stories you could have added to your collection too. A laptop would have nice also, hmm?
I had the same thought. My blogging from Florida, Girmo, Cyprus and North Africa in the early 1970's, if classified material could have been anonymously presented, would certainly have been colorful.