tangor - 8:20 am on Sep 6, 2009 (gmt 0) Ain't 40 years, but happy birthday anyway!
Heck, kiddies, I was running a popular national BBS as early as 1985 at 110 baud. All the members cheered when I boosted to 300 baud, and flipped when I went two lines at 1200 baud, and later 2400, 9600. My, times have changed! About the time I was considering 4 lines at 19.2 reality of ROI manifested itself. Maintained the BBS at two lines at 57k until 1996 then quit. By then Mr. Gore's creation was beginning to make itself felt. After ADSL and Cable there's no going back. :)
Ain't 40 years, but happy birthday anyway!