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Web at 25

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Pew report, interesting:

  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I never knew Al Gore fancied himself a knight with a pseudonym.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Not to threadjack, but when did the people here use the Internet for the first time?

    I used email as a freshman in college in 1992. When I was a junior in college I was sent a floppy disc with ESPN SportsZone on it and when I loaded it, I think that was the first time I had an Internet Browser on my computer. AOL was a year later and that was the first time I "surfed" regularly.

    It makes me feel old just to think about. :D
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Not until 1996 for me. And then I was fast-tracked because I got an Internet job. So at first I was feeding content to the Internet before I knew anything about it.
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    1983 for me. Before www and before Al Gore carbon-farted.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I started in 1994, basically just using chat rooms to talk sports on the library computers at school. Just your basic green text on black background sort of thing. Soon we were playing chess online, checking sports scores and trying to decide if Alta Vista or Yahoo! had the better search engine for the, um, finer things on the internet.
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    '97. First email was on Excite.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'd guess 1994 or 95. I didn't get my first computer (Gateway, piece of poo) until 1996.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Late 1995 - during an NFL game. Amazed that ESPN SportsZone was updating scores in real time.

    Then I tried to find pictures of Kari Wuhrer...and away we went.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Probably 1995 or '96, when I was in college. I remember being part of some online, text-based web community thing on the library computers -- and, of course, discovering the magic of internet porn. There was a computer lab that had a terminal that sat in a corner where your back was to the wall. I'm amazed the keys weren't all stuck together.

    It's weird to think I was part of the last generation of kids that grew up without the internet being a part of their lives. Today's kids know how to run a smartphone by the time they're in first grade.
    I also kick myself for not getting in on the ground floor. I don't think I have the mind to be a computer engineer or programmer, but there's probably plenty of programs I could've started working with in their infancy that would've made things a hell of a lot easier to grasp -- and myself more marketable -- if I'd mastered their 1.0 versions.
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    My first exposure was sometime in 94, and I got hooked up at home late that year or early 95. I remember thinking Web Crawler was the bomb.
  12. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Email in 1993 during my freshman year of college, which is also when I found this place, which some of you may have also been:


    The www was the next year when the computer labs got actual PCs. I bought AOL for the computer I bought at home. It was a long-distance number.
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