In the '90s, we needed dial-up! How else were people supposed to connect to the World Wide Web if they weren't physically wired to a modem? There was no such thing as wireless Internet, so of course in the movies, they wouldn't have imagined that we'd be able to connect to the Internet while sitting on the toilet. If there had been wireless Internet, Jason Biggs' character Jim in American Pie would've been able to come up with a more efficient way to spy on exchange student, Nadia. As Jim says, "God bless the Internet."