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How long have you been on the Internet?
    #4730564 - 09/29/05 11:04 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Just wondering: how long have you all been using the Internet?
How long have you been online?
You may choose only one
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
6-9 years
10 years
Over 10 years


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730573 - 09/29/05 11:05 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

8 years.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730575 - 09/29/05 11:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Way long.

I used to dial in to my dad's shell account at the UWO and go on usenet and I remember reading jokes over gopher.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730576 - 09/29/05 11:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

1989.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730577 - 09/29/05 11:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

about 9 years


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: Phluck]
    #4730579 - 09/29/05 11:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I used to use General Electric's thang, called GEnie.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: In(di)go]
    #4730589 - 09/29/05 11:08 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

In(di)go said:
about 9 years




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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: Phluck]
    #4730596 - 09/29/05 11:09 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hehe yeah man I remember those days...

I used to use the "FreeNet" dialup service. It was slow, you couldn't browse the WWW (when it came out) but it was FREEE!

I :heart: gopher. I don't know how many hours I spent scouring gopher for random facts and information :smirk:


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What you know you can't explain,
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You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Edited by trendal (06/23/06 07:05 PM)


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4730602 - 09/29/05 11:10 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Oh yeah, I remember GEnie. I don't think I ever used it though.

It must have been like 1992 or so when I first got on the internet, but I know that before that I dialed in to Sierra's online community thingee where you could play online versions of their games.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: Phluck]
    #4730606 - 09/29/05 11:11 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

fido


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: Phluck]
    #4730610 - 09/29/05 11:11 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah it was around 91-92 when I got my first taste of the net, though I didn't become a regular user until early 1994 when I got a beta copy of Windows 95. No more fiddling with Trumpet Winsock :smirk:


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You don't know what it is, but it's there....
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Driving you mad.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: debianlinux]
    #4730617 - 09/29/05 11:12 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

For this discussion, I wouldn't concider fidonet to be the "internet".


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You don't know what it is, but it's there....
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Driving you mad.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730620 - 09/29/05 11:13 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

But fido was cool. I think I sent fidonet messages before I ever heard the word "email".


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What you know you can't explain,
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That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730628 - 09/29/05 11:15 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hah, trumpet winsock.
Memories...


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730636 - 09/29/05 11:16 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

hmm, but fidonet was my "first taste" of the internet. the first i heard the word "internet". it prompted me to go and find the source of the articles i studied. the source being the interconnected libraries known as the internet.


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730638 - 09/29/05 11:17 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

[re:general]

*cough* NERDS! *cough*


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: 40oz]
    #4730640 - 09/29/05 11:18 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Geeks, thank you


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: 40oz]
    #4730665 - 09/29/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

fortyounces2freedom said:
[re:general]

*cough* NERDS! *cough*




I prefer the term "socially challenged intellectual" :grin:


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730715 - 09/29/05 11:34 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

The internet...hmmm...I stuck with BBSes for a while just because it was free and I was a poor kid. I did email using Juno dial-up, haha. I think I finally got a steady internet connection about ten years ago. I did BBSing starting in the late 80s and ran a very popular one for a couple of years out of my basement using two 486 beasts and 4 CD Roms. I'm still old school, I am on a 33.6 connection because I live too far off the grid for DSL or anything. Respect! (for ultimate nerdom)


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Re: How long have you been on the Internet? [Re: trendal]
    #4730736 - 09/29/05 11:39 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

i honestly don't remmber but its something like 7-8 years
i remmber downloading songs at 1.5KBPS and that was FAST!

mirc and porn (naked photos... none of that free downloadable clips)
then came ICQ
and then it was cannabis.com boards
kazaa
and joint.co.il boards
the holy donky and soulseek
and now it's the shroomery

i wonder how would one go about writing the history of the internet...


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