It originally said 'before there was such a thing as an online rumor'
I was trying to make the point that there wasn't a slew of online talk going on at the time this apparent 'misconception' was made.
But whatever. That's not the point of any of this. I actually did not come in this thread to argue whether hairstylists are professionals, make too much money, where the idea of tips generated, or when the internet was established.