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Old 02-24-2003, 11:29 AM   #16
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1996 at school. We used to have limits on how much time you could have on the internet. I think it was 20 minutes at lunch break and 25 at afternoon break. Pretty frustrating when you just finished typing an email as the internet got cut off.

Then our computer teacher decided to run some weird programme where people who could use the net would teach other people to use it and in return get extra time online. I volunteered but it never really worked

And now, I'm just an internet junkie

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Old 02-24-2003, 11:34 AM   #17
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I started in 1993, before we had Web pages and when it was outrageously expensive to use an ISP--$5 an hour.

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Old 02-24-2003, 11:40 AM   #18
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late 1998 i think, when I was in 10th grade. That's the first time my family got a computer...and the only time.
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:43 AM   #19
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The end of 1997, beginning of 1998.
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #20
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We got it at work in 1996, but not everyone had access to it. I remember how amazing I thought it was, you could send tons of data in like minutes. I worked for a hospital then and my boss who came from a university had a tough time living without it because she used to have access to it.

I got dial-up at home in January of 1999, and in October of 2001 got a cable connection. I can't imagine living without it now.
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:57 AM   #21
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Around 1989-1990, I first learned how to connect to other computers with a modem at work...that was the first time I hear the term "on-line." It was fascinating stuff to me back then.

But i think my first actual internet experience was 1994...early, very crappy AOL.
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Old 02-24-2003, 12:17 PM   #22
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I think it must have been the fall of 1996...Yeah, that sounds about right...
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Old 02-24-2003, 12:22 PM   #23
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I remember my dad being all geeked about sucky AOL - can't remember when it came out, but it was before I graduated highschool, maybe 1993? He showed me how to look up things for school, but it kinda freaked me out so I never used it. I got online for the first time on my own in January 1999. I was so excited to finally be cool like everyone else and have email!
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Old 02-24-2003, 01:12 PM   #24
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95 when i started college.

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Old 02-24-2003, 02:18 PM   #25
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I took my first computer class back in 1985, it was basic programming on apple 2e computers. In 1989, we had a modem to which we hooked into a BBS (Bullein Board Service). It only allowed 3-5 people on at a time. Later in 1991, is when I started my internet experience!
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Old 02-24-2003, 02:35 PM   #26
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1996, when I was 8.
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Old 02-24-2003, 02:49 PM   #27
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when i was 14...sometime in 1998, i think
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Old 02-24-2003, 02:51 PM   #28
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I can always remember having a computer (our first one we got in 1977, I was 2). Then in about 5th grade (age 10, 1985) there was the first computer with a modem hookup in our school. It got to be too costly to run so they took it away. Then I kinda forgot about it until I got into college in 1993, Gopher, Veronica, IRC and Netscape 1.0....so I've been on the net for about 10 years.
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Old 02-24-2003, 02:59 PM   #29
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My parents got their first computer in 1988 (I was 12 then). In 1995 I discovered the Internet when I was at the University. Within a few weeks I'd found a U2 mailing list and I was hooked.
But before 1995 I had some friends who had a modem and so we hooked them to a BBS (and started downloading games with a 2K connection (current dial-up modems are 56.6K). Aaah, the good old days).

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Old 02-24-2003, 03:05 PM   #30
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why do you wanna know?
are you planning to travel back in time to prevent it from ever happening?

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