Terms and conditions don’t always apply
“Terms and conditions may apply.”
The box highlighting this statement popped up on my phone while trying to download the latest app. The term has become ubiquitous online, popping up before you try to do anything.
It’s usually followed by long, unreadable legal jargon about what the intent, rules and regulations of whatever app or program you download entail.
This first time I ever saw this term was when I was still in grade school. My family was sent a free trial of America Online on a 3.5 floppy disk. We decided to see what all this “Internet” fuss was about and loaded it up onto our computer.