Author Topic: Internet in the 1980's  (Read 11403 times)

Re: Internet in the 1980's
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2017, 11:11:10 pm »
Probably. I actually can't remember ??? Definitely used WinCIM, and I absolutely remember OLRs, that dialled up to send and receive mail before dropping the line like a hot potato, because time online cost money.

Re: Internet in the 1980's
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2017, 04:19:54 pm »
Nobody has confessed to using Compuserve (yet).

OK, it's a fair cop.  Did anyone else use TAPCIS ?

Later this year will be the 50th anniversary of the first time I went online (and the first bit of code I ever wrote).

When I was at school a science teacher built his own computer.  It was about the size of a larder fridge and could do a small number of arithmetic operations.  It had lots of chrome and flashing lights and her name was SUSAN. 

Later I had my first internet experience with JANET.
Sic transit and all that..