We have a feeling we're not in the digital age anymore

By Alexandra Zaslow
Updated March 13, 2015 01:10 PM
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Remember the days before wi-fi?

Well, thanks to Wes Anderson’s former assistant, screenwriter Mike Le, we got to time travel back to 1999, when the Internet was still a new concept and people regularly used fax machines.

On Thursday, Le shared the handwritten note via Twitter, noting that it was from “circa 1999.”

“Why don’t you see if you can get this fax machine working,” Anderson writes. “It’s much better than the other one. Also, any word on our computer system?”

“Let’s get extra phone line for Internet,” he adds.

Back in 1999, Anderson was fresh off his success with 1998’s Rushmore and preparing for his next major hit, 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums. So, he probably could afford to be looking into buying BMW station wagons.

In case you’re doubting the veracity of the note, Le also worked as an assistant to Anderson’s writing partner and frequent collaborator, Owen Wilson. However, there’s no word on how many computer systems he had to set up for Wilson.

Le has done pretty well for himself since leaving the assistant world. He served as an executive producer on the popular Web series K-Town and wrote the screenplays for Dark Summer and the forthcoming Patient Zero.