This forum started five years ago today on June 20, 2003. I'm not sure of the exact date of the start of AdSense but I believe it was sometime in June, 2003.
I've been in the program since July, 2003 and been making enough to live on for about the last three years. Not as much as I could earn at a regular job, but I enjoy the freedom it provides.
Anybody else been with it since the start?
Happy Birthday AdSense! Now make a wish and blow out the candles.
And thanks Webmaster World for providing this forum for us. It's been a valuable source of information. In fact I think I first heard about AS here.