It went something like this...<br />
"eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww eeaww eeawwwww bingggggggg spshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
Probably like 1993/4? At my mom's work, and then at school a few times a week.
i got on in 1998, 56K modem, mtv chat was real fun for me, and i played a lot of yahoo hearts.
ooo that was the best you could beat the crap out of people from Australia
1990, I was using the Internet to download NWS weather maps via FTP.<br />
Was on Usenet by 1991, same year I started MUDding.<br />
Strange days... there was a router in Pennsylvania on the Internet backbone that would go down now and again and isolate the Northeast US....
These were the days before the web. Hell, these were the days before Windows ...
You only really had Internet access via UNIX or VAX minicomputers that you had to telnet into. I went to a large research university, so all the students had access. We also had "real" e-mail, but I couldn't e-mail most of my high school friends, since not all college students had Internet access.
I can easily get all nostalgic about those days.... :)
I wasn't into programming back then. One of the cool things about the Internet in the early 1990s was an almost complete lack of security. I found so much cool stuff just poking around. The AppleTalk network at my college? None of the professors with Apples had any security... I had so much free software. All sorts of crazy stuff on FTP servers everywhere.
I started using the internet when we still had dial-up and a phone with a cord, in 03-04.
Yeah the passwords for when I was surfing the internet at lunch at work, for e-mails, log-on, etc. I got a Web TV for home and that was fun for about 3 years till I got my first computer. Printed off a lot of stuff and wore out 2 printers doing it.
they're good for that.
Internet was a breath of fresh air.
14.4k modem, youth, friends, fun - access to specialized information that was not easy to obtain anywhere else.