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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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What year was it when you

discovered the world out there thru your computer ?

1998, I cant imagine life with out it now
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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1995, but I found the world long before that.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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94-95....sometime during my freshman year of high school.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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We got our first computer when I was in grade 5 (so 1996) - at that point I think it just had a couple of games on it. I distinctly recall using a typewriter for a grade 6 Biography paper. I dont think we had the internet/printing programs at home until grade 7 or grade 8 so 1998/1999.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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94-95....sometime during my freshman year of high school.

i was a junior in High School in 95
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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i was a junior in High School in 95

on what planet? Certainly not this one
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #8
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95-96 I was a senior in high school
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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I want to say 94 or 95. I remember one of the internet companies had this maze game. It was super cool. Then they went bankrupt and we had to change to Compuserve.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:21 AM   #10
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Beginning of '95, even though I knew about it before then.

One of my good friends in college couldn't believe I got through my first year of college without an email account or a modem. But I kept telling him, "If I get it, I'll spend way to much time online." Jan '95, one of my engineering pre-requisites was a computer programming class, so I had to get one then. Plus, at the end of Jan I got a job in the university department that handled all the account maintenance for the university (via the same friend, he knew I was pretty knowledgeable about computers so he really couldn't understand why I didn't have an account).

So within a month I went from no account to having like 3, and being responsible for people knowing how to use email and surf the web and all that!
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #11
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95. IBM Aptiva, which had one of those new awesome PENTIUM processors
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #12
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1997...I think i was in grade four
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #13
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My first computer was a Commodore 64 that we got in the early 80's. no Internet access at home until the early 90's, though. I think at the time I had a Packard Bell PC.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:18 AM   #14
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Seems like we always had computers around while I was growing up (remember playing all those primitive games like the original Reader Rabbit, Oregon Trail, and many others), but it wasn't till about '97 or '98 (when I was 16 or 17) when my dad encouraged me to try out something called the World Wide Web. Been hooked ever since, haha.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #15
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1994. My son was in second grade.

Me, I was 37.
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