View Full Version : How long have you been usin the net?
January 2nd, 2001, 15:07
I've been using the net for just about exactly one year now and I'm still learnin tons of stuff.
January 2nd, 2001, 17:21
i think since 1993 (maybe early 1994)
January 2nd, 2001, 17:54
About 4-5 years.
January 2nd, 2001, 18:23
January 2nd, 2001, 18:24
About a year...I first began using WebTV (shudders!), but I've only had my computer since this past summer
January 2nd, 2001, 19:20
I don't remember what year it was, but I was using a really fast 486 DX33 at the time with a whopping 4 megs RAM and a HUGE 250 meg HD
January 2nd, 2001, 19:21
I've been on for almost 7 years - late 1993.
January 5th, 2001, 11:46
About 6 years now. I was a big fan of Sega at that time and it's because I'm so curious about their website, I got an internet connection. I still remember that at that time, I was like the only one in my class to have an internet connection. Now, almost everyone I know has an internet connection. This is so cool!
January 7th, 2001, 06:42
It began on a day to my dad's office. I was in his car, and he was talking to my mom about Yahoo!, which was fairly new at the time, and about its success and stuff. My dad said that the search engine was amazing - fast, organized... stuff like that. At the time, the only game I've ever heard of was Doom, Jill of the Jungle (by Epic Megagames, a real boring game) and Privateer (by Origin). They were the only reasons for me to touch a computer.
When we got to his office, he told me that he was going to let me see this cool Yahoo!. So, he booted up the 486 machine, saw the newly installed Win3.1 starting up, and he ran Netscape 2 or 3 (forgot) and showed me how Yahoo! worked and everything, and that's how it all started for me. I think the year was around 1995. Could've been 1996.
Then this middle school cousin told me of Geo----ties, and I started making websites in 1996. Coding HTML was fun, and it was a blast to see people from all over the world visit my page and send me email, and I got hooked on the internet ever since then.
Long story, huh? :)
January 7th, 2001, 08:20
I started in 1995.. it's amazing how the Internet has changed so much from '95 to now..
January 7th, 2001, 09:46
January 7th, 2001, 10:25
Originally posted by LeX
It began on a day to my dad's office....
Same here! My Dad was a county administrator in a small county on the Chesapeake Bay. I would go to his office every weeked (we moved to that county and my dad moved there a few months before we did) and I would just be amazed by everything you could do with computers, especially video games :). At that time, I was about eight years old and in second grade. I think they had some internet type connection but it wasn't untill about five years ago in about fourth grade that we got a PC and then the internet was just sitting there, waiting for me to dive in :D.
January 7th, 2001, 23:31
Y'all make me feel like an old-timer. I started programming in Fortran on punched cards in 1974. I started doing online conferencing (local BBS's) in 1983, and got involved in Usenet in 1988 when I was in grad school. I have had one or more Bitnet or Internet addresses pretty much continuously since fall '88.
I was skeptical about the Web at first because non-text stuff seemed like a waste of bandwidth to me. I started my web sites in early 1996, and opened the one which has been my life-consuming project on July 1, 1996.
January 8th, 2001, 01:11
Originally posted by polygon
Y'all make me feel like an old-timer.
You are an old-timer ;).
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