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Now the next question is, how long have you WWers been on the Internet?
I started with usenet and telnet back in 1992, so this year is my 10th net-anniversary. :)
Mac, I said ON the net, not IN the net (or the matrix) ;).
[edited by: Sinner_G at 1:12 pm (utc) on Aug. 3, 2002]
[edited by: Mardi_Gras at 1:29 pm (utc) on Aug. 3, 2002]
joined:Sept 20, 2000
A web dev company was started in Dec 96' and a job interview clued me into SEO in 98'
First Ebay transaction in 98'
Probably around 72 hours, if you don't count rebooting and getting up occasionally to put up more coffee.
Well, put some sleep in between and there you have the last 10 years for me ;).
We do seem to have very experienced people around here. Seems the average is way above 10 years internet experience. Don't think there are that many communities where you can find that.
I had seen the net for the first time while on a month's work posting to the big smoke. I was hooked. Had to have it. Came home, threw out my old DOS donkey, paid $5,000 for a brand new top-of-the-line Pentium 75 with 16 mb RAM and a 1 gb hard drive, and was online within a week.
I was one of the first 6 private home internet connections in my region of about 100,000 people. There was only one company you could connect through at that time (in this region at least)... the big telecom companies hadn't joined the fray at that point... and access was charged on a combination hourly AND mb usage... cost me around $300 per month minimum.
For all that, I didn't even build my first website until 2000 and that was for a client. 2002 and I've built my first 'for me' website. E-commerce here though is kind of where home internet access was around later 1996. There's a few options out there, but they're still overpriced.
Just bought a new .nz domain last week - $85 for the domain. $7 per month just for the ISP to hold the domain. $25 per month for a basic html-only hosting package (counter and form cgi scripts included, but no other scripts, SSI, no databases, no custom 404, no nothing). Don't get me started on the options (LACK OF!) for payment processing solutions, or the cost!
...... err.. what was the question?
* half of years. not half of hours. i think.
> how long have you WWers been on the Internet?
Been playing with computers since 1980: Research Machines 380Z, then BBC Micro B etc.
Into PCs sometime about 1984. On the net since 1996, first web site in 1997.
Standards 'evangelist' all the time [ISO 8601 and Validation to name but a few].
Pretty well balanced, with richlowe being the senior net citizen and the average YOTN (Years On The Net) exactly 10 years.