bogslug wrote:"I've been on the Internet since the BBS days" makes my old man right eyeball twitch. We had BBS's because we couldn't get on the damn internet!
Not necessarily. I got on the Internet in 1993. Well, I had constant access as of 1993. (Though sporadic Internet access since 1988. and by "sporadic", I mean I'd get on the net 2 or 3 times a year.) From 1993 to 1995, I was using both BBSes and the net. Do my rounds on BBSes in the morning, spend 5-6 hours on the Internet, then do another round of BBSes, get back on the Internet, and repeat that all day on any day I didn't have class.
Interestingly enough, I thought that, by 1995, the Net had killed BBSes and I gave them up for good. As it turns out, 1995-1999 (approximately) was considered the golden age of BBSes when the numbers of BBSes running and people using them hit its all time peak. Not sure what gave me the idea BBS were totally dead in 1995. (Though I did have the interesting experience of BBSing in New Zealand in 1995, when I lived there for three months, and I didn't have net access. They used code bases I'd never heard of there. It was very weird. Almost like a strange alternate dimension.)