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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-30-06 12:09 PM
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23. Early 90's.
I was in grad school and convinced everyone I needed a computer for school. Of course, what I really wanted it for was porn :)


But Usenet was great back then. There were real communities and standards of behaviour. But now Usenet is pretty much worthless..... I miss it.

Khash.
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  -Remember your earliest internet experience??? L A Woman  Mar-30-06 10:27 AM   #0 
  - Late 80s at college, using Usenet  no name no slogan   Mar-30-06 10:59 AM   #1 
  - Do you remember the black day in 1994 when AOL unleashed its hordes  swag   Mar-30-06 11:27 AM   #10 
     - Yeah, it was pretty awful  no name no slogan   Mar-30-06 11:40 AM   #12 
     - The September That Never Ended  billyskank   Mar-30-06 11:46 AM   #14 
     - I wouldn't say that was true for me  hyphenate   Mar-30-06 11:51 AM   #16 
     - they became known as ...  kwassa   Mar-30-06 11:59 AM   #19 
  - I was on Prodigy in 1991-92, too.  eyesroll   Mar-30-06 11:04 AM   #2 
  - *points and laughs*  dolo amber   Mar-30-06 01:14 PM   #30 
  - Ah...the olden days of Prodigy and bulletin boards.  astonamous   Mar-30-06 11:11 AM   #3 
  - AOL in 95  Atmashine   Mar-30-06 11:13 AM   #4 
  - in late 1994 we viewed a virtual tour of the University of Illinios  LSK   Mar-30-06 11:17 AM   #5 
  - 1982. Chicago, Illinois. Oak Street.. Ron B.'s apartment. First time I  radwriter0555   Mar-30-06 11:18 AM   #6 
  - I had been on a lot of dial-up BBSs in the 80s, but my first Internet  swag   Mar-30-06 11:24 AM   #7 
  - The world owes a lot to Vint Cerf  no name no slogan   Mar-30-06 11:42 AM   #13 
     - You're making me want to reread some history.  swag   Mar-30-06 12:44 PM   #28 
  - 1997 - when I first went up to university  tjwmason   Mar-30-06 11:25 AM   #8 
  - 1994......  WCGreen   Mar-30-06 11:27 AM   #9 
  - Prodigy in 1995  gwbsamoron   Mar-30-06 11:39 AM   #11 
  - It was 1989  hyphenate   Mar-30-06 11:47 AM   #15 
  - Usenet in '93 before that DEC's world-wide live time intranet  kwassa   Mar-30-06 11:55 AM   #17 
  - I was relatively late to the internet world.  Shine   Mar-30-06 11:58 AM   #18 
  - Late '94. My campus had VAX terminals for e-mail and MUDs.  Beware the Beast Man   Mar-30-06 12:00 PM   #20 
  - Ah, MUDs... those were kinda fun! n/t  SteppingRazor   Mar-30-06 02:20 PM   #36 
  - Prodigy had one of the better discussion groups in earlier days..  kentuck   Mar-30-06 12:02 PM   #21 
  - 1992  YankeyMCC   Mar-30-06 12:06 PM   #22 
  - Early 90's.  khashka   Mar-30-06 12:09 PM   #23 
  - 95  mdmc   Mar-30-06 12:13 PM   #25 
  - 1979, I was a student at one of the original internet universities.  hunter   Mar-30-06 12:11 PM   #24 
  - Yes. I used IRC to chat.  Left Is Write   Mar-30-06 12:16 PM   #26 
  - 1992, starting graduate school. Got a telnet account.  ForrestGump   Mar-30-06 12:26 PM   #27 
  - About 1993 Usenet To download and upload Assignments  puerco-bellies   Mar-30-06 01:11 PM   #29 
  - 1995 IRC. It was with a 19-year-old girl named "Jenny"...  whoisalhedges   Mar-30-06 01:16 PM   #31 
  - I think there was a time when many of the women on the internet were men.  hunter   Mar-30-06 02:25 PM   #37 
  - '91 or '92, did IRC at college on these beastly old machines that could  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-30-06 01:18 PM   #32 
  - Mid 80s  RandiFan1290   Mar-30-06 02:01 PM   #33 
  - 1997, I was 12.  primate1   Mar-30-06 02:04 PM   #34 
  - 1993 Christmas. We got a new computer and AOL. Version 2.0 I believe.  beyurslf   Mar-30-06 02:18 PM   #35 
  - 1992  Oeditpus Rex   Mar-30-06 02:26 PM   #38 
 

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