When I began writing as more than a hobby, I was in college as a journalism student. Everything I wrote I composed on a typewriter. It was a cheap piece of shit an inexpensive model, but it got the job done.
Then, somewhere in the mid- to late-80s, I bought a word processing computer. It was a Wang. (Yes, really!) It was like magic. No more need for Wite-Out or re-typing documents.
Somewhere along the line, in the early 90s (I guess), the Internet came along, with all its attendant resources and distractions. But I only used email until the late 90s, when I hopped online and began using social media.