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  Wordsofwit

I have been mulling this around off and on for months, maybe years. I had pondered how many Pervians were old hands on the Internet and how many were relatively new to it.

There really is not right/wrong, good/bad in all of this. Most computer/online adoption can be traced back to a person's occupational needs. In my case, gaining computer literacy on a PC evolved from a career shift migration back to journalism beginning in 1991.

For many people that are relative late comers to cyber space, anything and everything new. For the veterans most anything that is fresh to the late adopters is something that we were exposed to many times in the last century, usually in our email.

So out of curiosity, please share with us a bit of info:

1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?

For me:

1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?

Twenty, my how time flies!

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?

Fourteen

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?

Fourteen

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?

Yes, eighteen.

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?

Seventeen with the first one being a BBS called Matchmaker that evolved into a singles Web site.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?

I'm not sure, at least seven, well before the blog features were added. Prior to the blogs I was relatively inactive on AMD as there were very few women on here nearby (some things never change).

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soft_touch938

Jan 29 @ 11:06AM  
I wrote a detailed answer then accidently hit cancel....

So....short version

1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?...early 2002....possibly a little earlier.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?...always was...that head-banging dial up crap that kicked ya off incessantly.

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home? ....always was.

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?....Never heard of BBS. Would that stand for Bruce's Bullshit Site??? (jk)

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)? .....Just over a year after Wayne died. That would be 2004.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?....I believe that would be in 2007 when I came home from Arizona.

StraddleMyNose

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Jan 29 @ 11:11AM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC? It was in my senior year of high school back in 1985 taking computer lit.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet? Back in Feb. 2000

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home? Again, Feb. 2000

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this? No

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)? Late 2000 when I first signed on Sparkmatch (The site folded in late 2001 I believe which led me to find MD and AMD)

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD? Nov. 2001

Wordsofwit

Jan 29 @ 12:49PM  
Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?....Never heard of BBS. Would that stand for Bruce's Bullshit Site??? (jk)

Now that is some clever, funny stuff right there!

As I recall, the acronym stood for bulletin board service. It could be viewed as the infancy of Web 2.0. The technology was developed by businesses. It had a client/server model that was used before Web applications were mainstream that faded away due to being obsolete by around 2000/2002. There was a server application that the provider had. Users had to download a client application to access it through their dial up modem.

How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC? It was in my senior year of high school back in 1985 taking computer lit.

It is interesting to track, compare and contrast all of that. Unless somebody was in IT or a clerical position, all of you young whipper snappers were exposed to the PC before the rest of us baby boomers
rnj1013

Jan 29 @ 1:08PM  
I kinda got on the internet when I moved to Florida and was staying with my parents for awhile while I figured out what I was gonna do with myself. My mom went online and used to play Yahoo games and 1 of those games was literati (scrabble). I was a big fan of scrabble as a kid and in my down time I would get on her computer and play. Then the big online poker craze happened and while I wasn't a fan of poker I tried it out (was pretty good at it too) and met some pretty cool people. I guess that was my real introduction to online life. I gradually branched out from there and saw a site called AdultMatchDoctor where I could look at pretty, naked girls. I was hooked.
ladybootscooter

Jan 29 @ 1:11PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC? 1979 in school

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet? 16 years

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home? 16 years

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this? no

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)? 16 years

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD? 11 years this month
aftershox

Jan 29 @ 1:12PM  
WOW WoW.. this is a really kewl subject.

1) How long since I used a PC?
30 years almost to the day (Jan 1981).. when I got my Apple II, connected it to a TV and ran it off of a cassette tape recorder. Later at work we got one of the 1st IBM PC 4.77Mhz machines. I was just a user, and had to rely on one of the guys to copy files from one 5 1/4" floppy to another. No hard drives back then.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?
I needed it for work, and remember using it since 1996, but I may have been on before then. So 15-16 years or more.

I remember being at work and misspelling the site for Altavista (search site before Google and Yahoo). And some porn site came up instead. Huge picture of a naked ass and back view of a pussy on my screen before I had my first cup of coffee...

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?
We had dial-up internet with Compuserve and AOL 15 or 16 years ago.


4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?
I dabbled in Compuserve as a BBS.


5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?

Spring 2005 I started checking out a Site called Megafriends. I didn't actually meet anyone until Spring 2006.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
Summer or Fall 2006. I guess that makes it 4 1/2 years.

lunanegra

Jan 29 @ 1:42PM  

1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?
Elementary school/Jr High; I'm 29, so you do the math. It was only for lab or us kids who finished our work early were allowed to play Oregon Trail lol

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?
First taste was in 2001 at the public library; my best friend at the time showed me how to log on. Then when I was rooming with him and his bf, his bf had a pc with internet, this was in 2002. But 2003 was my official taste..with dial-up, no DSL until 2005. I honestly regret it.

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?
8 yrs total

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?
Never heard of BBS

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?
Shit....I've been everywhere man. I'm sure most of those site have probably folded or been bought out by now. I do know pre-AMD and Adultspace I was on Adultfriendfinder before it got really stinky.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
April 17, 2007 and most people still dont know my real name...*tch*
PeachyKeen

Jan 29 @ 1:59PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?
Full-time use began in 1982 with a Commodore 64. In 1980 I helped build/solder a Sinclair Z80 (U.K.) )kit which ran BASIC and not good for more than math equations and grocery lists.
2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?
1983
3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?
1986 using Bitnet and Jnet through U.S. and United Kingdom systems which joined universities worldwide for scientific research exchange purposes.
4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?
Yes, via a university system in 1986.
5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?
Just over two years ago in 2008.
6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
In 2008/9 as a vanilla member, then more adventurous in 2010.
ksk72

Jan 29 @ 3:41PM  
Now that I feel old thinking about it

1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?My uncle lived with us when I was a kid he used to build them back in the Tandy and Texas instruments days. I remember he got a voice program and we used to make it say curse words and he rigged Centipede to have unlimited lives.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet? around 94 I think

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?since about 95

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?didnt use them much at first

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?I first started chatting and dating from ICQ when it came out

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?found AMD in 2006 when I got divorced
RJ53

Jan 29 @ 4:50PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?
A Pc since the 80s but leanred on an old IBM that took up a whole room and used punch cards years earlier.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet? As soon as it was available to hook up through the library in the early 90s

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home? 17 years

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this? I ran a BBS in the early 90s with the WWIV operating system WWIV We were hooked up with other BBS around the world operating on military bases. It was the first BBS in town to operate on this system and I ran the first BBS owned by a female in our area. As my daughter says I have always been such a nerd. LOL

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)? Was not really into the dating sites on the BBS or internet. It was always how far could I push the system to do more than it was deigned to do. So I guess in the last few years when I really was limited as to how much I could get out and meet people.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
Since March of 09 when I was bored one day and just started roaming around Matchdoctor and ended up here.
Wordsofwit

Jan 29 @ 5:17PM  
Truth be told, I had a bachelors and masters degree, but to become viable in my reclaimed field I had to get an associates degree in desktop publishing. A bit backwards, but one does what they need to do!
RevDocLove

Jan 29 @ 5:51PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?
10

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?
10years

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?
10 years

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?
I've engaged is B.S. all of my life

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?
10 years

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
About 3 1/2 or 4 years
rnj1013

Jan 29 @ 6:12PM  
Sorry about the incomplete post. I honestly don't remember exactly when the dates were that i got online and everything that followed. I would have to say around 2002 if you made me guess but I could be wrong
somnium

Jan 29 @ 6:36PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?

About 21 years for a P.C.- about 26 years ago with an Apple II+, then an Apple IIe

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?

About 16 years ago I guess!

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?

Same as above!

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?

Yes- about 25 years ago!

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?

About 13 years ago.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?

About 5 years ago. Left for a little over a year in 2008- re-registered Feb. 2009


KitKat25

Jan 30 @ 4:16AM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC?
24 years ago.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet?
14 years ago.

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home?
11 years ago.

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this?
Nope...I never did take part in this.

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)?
11 years ago.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD?
The first time was in 2001. I stayed in touch with a few friends through 2002 and 2003. I re-activated my profile in August of 2009 so that I could hang out with old friends...make new friends...and blog.
Sunshinegal35

Jan 30 @ 8:05AM  
1. In 1982 or 1983, when I was a sophomore or junior in high school. Took a "computer class".
2. Got on the internet when I returned to the US after living in Japan. Circa 1994.
3. Since 1997- going on fifteen years now.
4. Never engaged in BBS.
5. Circa 1998.
6. It's been 10 years since I registered on AMD. I was "35" hence the 35 in my handle....I'm now 45!

Interesting blog topic, WOW! Made me think LOL
theSkwirl

Jan 30 @ 7:13PM  
1. How many years ago has it been since you first began to use a PC? PC would be ummmm.. 1980 something when the commodore became available. Computer was in 78 I believe. Dad and I built one.

2. How many years ago did you first get on the Internet? 1989?

3. How many years have you had the Internet in your home? since 1999

4. Prior to migrating to the Internet did you engage in online activities like a BBS? If so, how many years ago was this? Ugh.. BBS.. ummm early 1997 was my first BBS experience.. ummm.. yeah... ok.

5. How many years ago has it been since you first you first got on a singles/dating site (BBS or Internet)? Shit.. I didn't know there was gonna be a test.. ummmm.. 2k I think.. it was Pagan Profiles.. a pagan dating and networking site.

6. How many years ago has it been since you first registered on AMD? Uhhh... 2006? I don't remember. It was a while back.

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