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Old 12-11-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:52 PM
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It was 1995 in Bangkok, Thailand when i discovered Internet. It was only available at my University. I don't even own a computer back then. The world of knowlege suddenly opening before my eyes. I learnt english from surfing on internet, got my self an email account, goofing around on ICQ then MSN messenger which i thought it was such a cool program. I felt really old thinking about all these.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:58 PM
 
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I got an 899 computer set up in 1995 with 8 megs of ram,,,

aol 2.0 disk to sign on

and


you had to pay by the minute
and watch the "blue line" downloading art/data

many of us two fingered henpeckers learned to type real fast when you are paying by the minute and the baud rate was slow


aol...was it,,,in fact there were local chatrooms,,,,,,then we had monthly gatherings,,,,that was fun..

bt it was a unique way of communicating.... you were anonymous,,,,could be a wise ass and not get slapped...lol by a woman...
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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I had a computer and was on the net by 1995. Back then, AOL charged by the minute. It was expensive, like a phone call in the old days. I could easily spend $80 bucks in a month. I had to start budgeting. It was all text really. You had to buy a new computer it seemed like once a year or the old computer would just freeze and that multi-colored wheel would just spin and spin. Thank God it is not like that anymore! There was no Google, No Yahoo yet. Aol was the only one that I knew of. And you needed to get a disc to download their software. Amazing it really ever took off.
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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Wasn't Excite (MyExcite) a search engine also?

Anyhoots, back in the day (94 - 95ish), in my place of employment, the only persons allowed to use internet were the supervisors/work leaders to check their email, and me thinking "what the heck is an email"?
Close to the Y2K craze, I noticed the schools were integrating it for students usage (homework, research, studies) and my son would have to have one eventually. Went out to the Gateway store (crazy cow spots design) and bought a desktop PC with a 13 inch monitor with a 10 GB capacity, and a Cannon b/w printer included, wow!
Total price was around $1,200 if I remember correctly.
Those were the days.

I admit that I started using the internet to download music around the beginning of the century (Napster anyone?), and read on current events worldwide.

Excite is still out there. Actually, I think I still have an Excite email account. It's owned by the same people who own Vimeo, I believe.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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I have a distinct memory of my parents only letting me use it at night passed a certain hour because it was cheaper...not sure why or by how much LOL

Its crazy how it went from charged based on time to something that you are on for most hours of the day in some shape and form
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I was to young to remember when The Internet started to catch on or become popular so I was wondering what were people reaction to the Internet when it started in the Mid 1990s?
1995 was the year my Engineer roommate brought home his 4,000 computer.
I took typing in 1964 because a Readers' Digest article indicated that the "keyboard" was going to control the future. I actually soldered and test "hybrid circuits" you now know as integrated circuits in 1972. A friend in 1982 wrote a software program for a western town, and our high school Valedictorian was righting code then.

Things crashed a bit, so you had to be careful and not let the kid and/or "yahoo" buddy just jump on the system. For the average persons around BC Canada it really took off by 1997 and 98, as prices came down, xp came out, and the internet took off.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Internet sure changed the World. I ran a BBS for a few years, for Ham Radio Operators and had a lot of NASA folks on it, who where on the cutting edge of technology. We only had half a dozen phone lines at the time, and managed to get a Portal to a T1 line to access Internet. Used to spend Hours looking up places to visit, and typing in UNIX commands to navigate(no Browsers yet) . Government Agencies and Universities where pretty well all that was available. First Computers I used in BBS were IBM 286's (five of them) with 10 Meg Hard Drives. It was fun to explore. People that were introduced to it back then, thought it was fascinating, but then again, most of the ones I knew where "Techy" to start with. .
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:01 PM
 
Location: SOLARIS
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Ahh, the early internet. A gift for the rebel in my soul. I was so enthralled I sat there and waited 10 minutes for a JPEG to load, a JPEG of a cartoon character that could've easily been referenced quickly in a a comic book.

Then we have my older brother who got sucked down the degenerating spiral of PORN with the advent of the internet. It had such power over him he started his own porn business--and failed.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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The internet back then was more exciting than it is today, thanks to 3 simple letters: IRC

Still use it from time to time. Used to have SysOp clearance at one time. Had a friend who was a Systems Admin. Spent a lot of late night hours on there.
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