View Poll Results: When did you first hook up to the internet?

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  • Before 1990

    8 16.00%
  • 1993 and below

    15 30.00%
  • 1996 and below

    19 38.00%
  • 2002 and below

    8 16.00%
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  1. #1
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    Question When did you first hook up to the internet?

    When did you first hook up to the internet?
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    2002 and below

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    I dont understand this 'and below' stuff
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    Before 1990
    Prior to 1990

    1993 and below
    Prior to 1993 but after 1990

    1996 and below
    Prior to 1996 but after 1993

    2002 and below
    Prior to your current connection but after 1996

    Gary

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    I am poor in math. But 2002>1996. This confuses me.

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    It's like junior sports grading. Under 10's are under 10. Under 12's are under 12 but older than 10...does that help?

    Gary

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    im 2 hungover 2 understand but i got the net 5 years ago LOL

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    Perhaps a moderator could s/below/earlier/g on the poll options?
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    Polls need careful thought before posting.
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    I first got the Internet through school in 1993 (they had CompuServe), got email at home in 1995 and then full Internet in 1996.

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    I forget, somewhere around 1988 through Delphi.

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    I have been browsing since 6 years.

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    eek. It was early when I posted it! Ah, glad someone cleared it up though.. misjudgement of words.
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    The internet was a lot better when you had to be some sort of Sci/Math major in order to even think about using a computer. Back before AOL let all those with IQs under 40 online.

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    I first got online in 1994... We had a 2400Bps Modem

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    back in 95-96 with a 28.8k modem and a thunderous 100mhz desktop. Netscape Navigator Gold was king, and animated gifs were the peak of dynamic design

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    JAHAHAHA
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    Remember? I still use it..... :-)

    (j/k)

    Gary

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    Started on the Internet in 1993.

    Started participating in online discussion forums in 1979.
    This space for let.
    Inquire within.

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    Geez when I first hooked up to what is today called the Internet there were hardly any http pages, it was all news groups and gopher. I was on a 33mhz 386 with a 300 baud modem, the few web pages on line took 5 minutes to load.

    I did a google search a while back and found some postings I did to a news group in 92 still online

    I am glad Al Gore invented this thing we call the Internet where would we be without it.

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    Hmmm....Well I started with AOL somewhere around 1996 if you want to consider that being "connected" - ("disconnected from constantly") to the internet
    I really consider myself connected when I got Cable about 2 1/2 years ago, life is sweet now!

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    Originally posted by Monte


    I am glad Al Gore invented this thing we call the Internet where would we be without it.
    Speaking of Al Gore - read this:

    Subject: How the Internet began


    In ancient Israel it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she had been called Amazon Dot Com.

    She said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

    And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, Dear?"

    And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

    Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price without ever moving from his tent.

    But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secret himself inside Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclestical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.

    And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of the drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.

    Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."

    And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known, "eBay," he said, "we need a name that reflects what we are."

    And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."

    "YAHOO," said Abraham.

    And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore.

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    I hooked up before 1996

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    Summer of 2000...
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    Summer of 1993. Ah, the power of SLIPP and the shell account ;-)

  27. #27
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    Had to be before 93

    If I remember correctly the first ISP was prodigy, and was on a least windows 3.1,

    I just know that it was atleast 8 years ago
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  28. #28
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    I first used the internet around 1993 at the library.

    I first got a computer in my house online in 1994, with a 28k modem.
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  29. #29
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    Around 1996-97...I used Prodigy's Web browser (when Prodigy Classic was around) initially until it racked up some huge expenses on the monthly bill. That's when we switched to a local ISP that eventually got bought out by Earthlink. Go figure.
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  30. #30
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    I was first online ~1990 with a 2400 bps modem. Calling up all the BBSs around town. Around '92 I was running my own BBS which connected out to FidoNet. My BBS lasted about 2 years before the power supply died in the comp and I left it at that. In '95 was when I was surfing around with gopher and lynx when I went to college.

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    I first got online in (I think) '98...

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