Some explaining to do

I was going through Book 3, a compilation of some of my past Sunday comics strips,
when I came across this one:

The punchline is not relevant today; but in the mid 90s (the toon was done
in 1995) when the internet was in its infancy, Singaporeans used dialups to
surf the web and were billed by per minute of usuage. I remembered
running up bills of hundreds of dollars per month for a paltry 56k connection.

There was no such thing as "unlimited connection" like now.

So, during that time, if you forgot to log off you are pretty screwed.