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Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

By Jos
May 3, 2013
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  1. Around 1999, I remember playing SWAT 2 on the internet, the lag was terrible but we didnt know any different.
     
  2. Tgard

    Tgard TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +12

    I cruised the local BBS around 92-93 with a 300 baud modem. I actually chose my house location when I was house hunting in 94 and 95 so I would have a local phone number with the Bulletin Boards I was belonged to ( my wife commented "oh that's the most important thing" when we were house hunting - but hey, I didn't want long distance bills for connecting to a BBS.)

    I remember the text games you could play for about 10 minutes a day on some of the BBS or the Bulletin Board letting you type 8 sentences or so in a role-playing game hosted on their site.
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +420

    Those were called BBS MUDs - I used to play them as well!
     
  4. I must be very old, but I was sort of online-ish in 1985/6. At my university, we had access from VAXes and PDPs on the local network via BITnet to other universities, and I clearly remember chatting and emailing with friends and teachers in other towns, using such easily remembered names as EDH%HNYKUN52. There was also limited access to usenet groups, but that was so specialized back then, that I didn't pay attention of it. I also remember getting my first modem, a 1200 baud one, and later running Archie and Gopher over dial-up connections. Can't say I'm nostalgic about that, though.
     
  5. My first online experience was with BBS's. Then I got on Q-Link (For Commodores which eventually became AOL). I was a beta tester for AOL. At work I was on CompuServe, did FTP, Newsgroups, Gopher and then the world wide web with Netscape, which we had to buy.
     
  6. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    1992, I was in the military.

    :)
     

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