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Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:07 am

So.. since when are you connected to the internet?

My debut was back in 1996, but I was sort off surfing on BBS since 1994.

My first website on aviation is still up and running..
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/6757/

although it has been a while since the last update...

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cancidas
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:39 am

a while. i'd say since 1995. wow, that's so long ago!
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:06 pm

March 1996! It's amazing how the net has evolved since then.
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:18 pm

I started surfing the net in Feb 1998 Big grin
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:36 pm

i started surfing the net around 1994 .... , times have definetly changed, actuall i got addicted to the net that time, because it was so new and fascinating ...
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:27 am

I started reading newsgroups in 1993, as part of a class project. I started using text-only websites (via Mosaic/Lynx) in 1994. It wasn't until 1996 that I discovered full-color, image-containing websites and started to "surf."

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cancidas
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:39 am

...1996! It's amazing how the net has evolved since then.

yea. back then i had a 14.4 modem. oh god! now, i crusie with a T1! ever go back to old comp, like with windows 95 (my current oldest) and play around? the horror!
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:12 am

1993. I also remember bitnet, hytelnet, and gopher. (bonus points to anyone else who remembers them, even more if you know what 'bitnet' actually stands for). Before that I was on Prodigy (remember the cool 4 colors?) from about 1991 or 1992 through 1993.

Oh the pains of downloading with a 2400 baud modem (for the youngeons that is about 1 / 600th the speed of a T1 or a typical Cable / DSL's fastest speed).

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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:20 am

Fall 1995, that was the year the library @ college installed their first internet access computers, for "research purposes only". The had them in the computer labs in the library before that, but I never really was interest then, because usually you'd only get use of a computer for about an hour (I was typing research papers) or so before they'd kick you off, so I never really became an addict until Fall 1995.
 
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:51 am

Back in grade 7... must have been 11-12... only had text, no pictures. We could read the news. My how times have changed in a few short years.
 
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:03 am

I think my I first got the net in 1997 Big thumbs up

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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:28 am

I started surfing the 'net back in 1996. The first website I visited, besides the library's homepage, was airbus.com. Big grin
 
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:49 am

There was an internet long before there was HTML.

I grew up with Telnet.  Smile
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:12 am

I got my first "internet" access in 1993, a Datex-J account. I had access to the WWW since 1994 after a friend showed how much more possibilites the internet had over the limited Datex service.
 
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:47 pm

1995 or 1996  Laugh out loud Mostly visited Korean Air website.
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RE: Since When Do You Surf The Net?

Sun Aug 10, 2003 5:15 am

When Prodigy provided internet access, that was my first time on the net. I believe this was around 1993 or 1994. I also think Prodigy was the first major ISP, as they provided net access before AOL, Compuserve, or any of the other big brands did. I also used gopher, telnet, ftp, and a few unix based applications. I frequented BBS systems from 1989 until the Internet was more widely used. I even ran a BBS during the first Gulf War.
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