John Legaré Williams, Esq. '98

I think of Sawyer as the birth of the internet at Williams College.

It was my sophomore year in 1995 when I first checked my email in Sawyer to discover I had 1.5 years of emails to go through (all 20 of them). I also browsed the web for the first time in Sawyer using a Yahoo directory. In fact, Sawyer was the only place I browsed the web in college. There were 2 computers with internet connections and almost no one used them. All internet surfing happened in Sawyer because I never tried to figure out how to connect my older computer to the internet in my dorm room (for my entire college career) because it was not that important. Who wanted to spend all day on newsgroups?

–John Legaré Williams, Esq. ’98