Originally posted by MacCrazy
Cool this is really interesting talking about old technology. In 1995 I was nine.
Ow. Excuse me while I go take my Geritol.
Most of my friends didn't have the internet or even know about it. My school didn't really use it. Obviously I understand other people did use it and had done for years.
It's been amazing to watch - I got into it in the mid 80s, when there was no web, no graphics, just text. Everything was done over modem, and bulletin boards (forums) were all the rage. Usenet (newsgroups) had actual content, no spam, and had flamewars which are legendary even today. (They lasted *months*, were literally global, and some spawned off entirely new newsgroups just to humiliate certain individuals who really dug themselves into a hole over time.)
Now it's all graphics, forums, and other than the lack of massive flamewars, pretty much the same except slower. D'oh.