Derek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 682 times:
I've been online since only about a two years ago, this month. I started with WebTV, realized that sucked. Oh the first thing i went ot was a porno site, just joking, actually a chat room and stayed up atill 3a.m. on a school night. After I decided I didn't like WebTV anymore, I had my mom buy me a Gateway laptop (Solo 2500), and i Had MCIWorldCom on that. I liked it too. But that laptop met its dimise when me and my sister got in to a fight and she punched the screen and caused 1100$ damage, decided not worth fixing, so then mom boutght me a Hewlett Packard right after, which was about 3 months ago. On this I have AOL, which is OK, but recently I find I get booted more often. I started with AOL 5.0, then upgraded to 6.0, which i am happy with. So, there is my 'net story.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 672 times:
Wow, I'm looking like a veteran here. My first use of the internet was through newsgroups and email accessed through a BBS called MAGIC (Macintosh Awareness Group in Canada). That was in late 1992. My first use of the WWW was at high school in late 1994...using Mosaic browser and later Netscape 1.1.
I have since worked for two internet providers, both of which have gone bankrupt shortly after I quit (seriously)
777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 666 times:
I've been online for four years, since January 1997. I used Pegasus Mail for e-mail and Netscape 2.0 with a seperate dialer. 28.8 was so slow! I think the first website I went to was http://www.luge.com .
Iflycoach From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1015 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 662 times:
The first site I think I went to was Microsoft - it was the homepage default ok? LOL In the begining I spent alot of time in the Yahoo Chatrooms. I was a long time Netscape fan (Version 4) until IE4 came out - it took alot of time to get used to but now I would never go back!!
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 658 times:
I think the first time I was online was either 1995 or 1996. I have used just a phone line, then Time Warner's Road Runner high speed online service, and now I think I have a Cable modem and at my dad's office we have a DSL system.
I have only used Microsoft Internet Explorer when online. I think programs like AOL add too much hassle in order to get online. Right now all I have to do is click the IE icon and I am at my Excite home page.
Email systems I have used are Outlook Express and now Hotmail.
N766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 652 times:
I first got online at Highline Community College (my sister was attending while enrolled in high school, as well) here in Seattle back in '94. First site I visited was yahoo.com and I also frequented www.mariners.org. I didn't get it in my house until much later, probably '97. As for email, I use Hotmail (ISP email is unreliable, I think) via the website because Outlook barely ever works for me.
Crjmech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 260 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 640 times:
I first got online in August of '99. My first ISP was Gateway.net. I switched to AT&T Broadband when Gateway started using AOL. The first site I visited was Yahoo!, since that's where my Gateway homepage was. I've always used IE 5.0 for my browser. For email; Outlook Express (my ISP mail), Hotmail (for giving out on the web) and Outlook (work).
Thou shalt mind thine altitude,lest the ground reach up and smite thee.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 629 times:
Sorry, I forgot to add the points Matt was looking for:
-My first website was www.interlog.com/~dmci105...our school's first webpage. Of course they now have a different URL.
-My first email on the net was sent through a BBS software called FirstClass.
-I got home access (28.8) in June, 1996. First with MSN and AOL for one month trial periods, then to Vision Online...my parents still get service from them. I used to live on those AOL disks for school projects and the like! Too bad they use CDs now
-I first signed up with Hotmail in 1995.
747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 630 times:
"On line" since 1982 (I was in college, majoring and graduating in computer sceince and mathematics) , when the Internet was basically an off shoot of Arapnet. At that time it was all the Universities, government laboratories, Smithsonian etc, online as a research tool for Mathematicians, scientists, computer experts and intellectuals. The browser was texct based and reminded one of IBM's mainframe based OfficeVision370 (which by the way was the FIRST productivity suite, not MS Office...heh heh).
Anyhting you needed was at your fingertips stuff like Quantum machanics, Bay's theory, history, chemistry and seismology among others. This was the days before crass marketing, tastless porn and mindless forums .
I have been with CIS and Prodigy since 1988 and used their own proprietary software anda 2400 baud modem....
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 615 times:
I have been on line for the last 6 or 7 years, and have used AOL the entire time. I know I first used AOL for IMing friends, or playing against them in the AOL games rooms. I didn't use the WWW much back then. I still haven't gone the way of high speed access to the internet, still use my 56k modem. If I want to download stuff I just use the T3 connection at my school.