The First Time I Saw P**n On The Internet

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  1. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I printed the picture. No joke, I wasn't sure if I'd see it again … little did I know.

    What did you do the first time you went onto the internet?

    Porn wasn't the first thing I saw online, but if I remember right, I think the first thing I did was go into a chatroom on AOL. I remember people arguing about politics … little has changed, huh? Yet again, so much has changed.

    The thread title is obviously click bait, but really, I'm curious … what was your first experience online?
     
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    Australian Green Beret VIP Member

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    You just brought back recollections of the screeching modem.
    I dont remember exactly, but it might have been downloading an mp3 from Napster.
     
  3. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can't recall at all. So long ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, yes, the screeching modem … it's funny looking back and thinking about how few people really ever even experience that. Small window in time.
     
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    I wasn't really computer literate, so I bought a WebTV, which was limited like some of the older tablets, as far as interfacing w/ file system engines on-line...

    Mine was a Sony. I knew someone who had invested in the original WebTV, & she was butthurt, that I didn't buy one of the original Philips, because the early start up investors went the way of the Philips units...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSN_TV#Concept

    I really don't remember what I was researching, seems like mostly looking for music.

    Back then though, being on 14kb/s dial-up, I'm not really sure if the issues were always incompatibility, or just too slow to run things. I know that the quality of mp3 was real terrible w/ lots of modulation distortion, especially the swishing in the treble & AM radio sounding bandwidth. Must have been mid '90s...
     
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    ..................................... you ran out of kleenex.

    Ba da bom ba da bang!

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    Man, the memories of the beeeee doo boop whuuuh deeh woo uhhhh of that modem....

    3 days later, finally, your pic of engorged glistening labia shows up full resolution, almost detectable by the olfactory system....

    ...and I'm still learning how to use this "internet" to this day....

    Fuuuucckkk......
     
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    Are you saying we can get P**n on the internet??

    Ill be back later!!!........
     
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    Porn was what drove away dial up and ushered in broadband................................
     
  10. Nik Henville

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    You really want to know? Well...
    Once upon a time in the early 70's you septics had ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) with a few score of PDP-10 and PDP-11, some Univacs and the odd DEC hanging off it - mostly around the US0fA. Over here we too had gear - like a couple of PDP-9s and our (London University) PDP-11. Well, we needed to communicate PDP issues, tips, tricks and the like with similarly geekish nerds (ESPECIALLY the boffins in America...), mid-70's we linked in - and so green-screen terminal would chatter to green-screen terminal across the deep blue seas. Eventually teh interwebz evolved from that network - but back in those days we were warned:-
    Sending electronic mail over the ARPANet for commercial profit or political purposes is both anti-social and illegal. By sending such messages, you can offend many people, and it is possible to get MIT in serious trouble with the Government agencies which manage the ARPANet.

    Out of interest - here is a map showing every user back then - my lot are the PDP-11bottom-right corner, London

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  11. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you remember when you dropped dial up and found yourself permanently connected? I can actually remember it vividly, as I was staring over at the computer on my desk after instillation feeling absolutely amazed that all I had to do was open my computer to get online. I felt like I was taking a huge technological leap forward and was permanently wired in. Was a weird (exciting?) feeling.
     
  12. Nik Henville

    Nik Henville Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Damned right - when I look now at video streaming from the surface of Mars, whilst fielding emails and chatting on-line to an admin on the Marshall forum, my mind is totally blown. But my guitar is a 66 year old piece of timber and wire, and my amp has glass bottles full of hot gas - man... it's a wunnerful world and no mistake.
     
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    1999 Was the first time I went online and yes I did watch P@#$ the very first time online that day
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    That's really cool, Nik, but that picture is the equivalent of trying to decipher cave drawings for me (only more difficult) … I have absolutely no idea what I'm looking at there. It wasn't until the mid 90's that I even so much as had an interest in going online (i think it had been around a couple of years to the 'masses' by that point), and that was only because I though it could help w/school work. You guys getting 'online' decades before were really the pioneers.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    It's almost frightening (again, exciting?) how fast things have developed in such a short period of time. Funny though, my interests online today are much the same as they were from the start … chatting w/people and learning new things. It's fun making new friends that you'd otherwise never meet, and having an encyclopedia of information at your fingertips.
     
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    My first experience with computers was through work, but I'm almost sure it was intranet, not internet.
    We were a bit late to the "PC at Home" game...the system on our first computer was Windows Millenium.
    What an awful OS.
    Anyway, the reason we got a computer was for email as the wifey wanted to stay in touch with her family sharing photos, etc. after I got a job transfer that took us 8 hours away from the rest of our families.
    I was into gaming at the time (Super Nintendo anyone?) and I remember buying a flight sim game at the same time as the computer.
    So, the first thing that I probably did on the internet was register the game or download something to activate it. But I really can't remember.
     
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    My first experience being online and my first experience seeing online porn happened within a few minutes of each other. It was 1997 and I was in my first year of college. I took a computer class that basically showed us how to use Microsoft Office. One day our teacher showed us how to get online. She gave us a paper with various websites on it and we had to find certain things on each site and write them down. One of the sites was whitehouse.gov. It was last on the list and all the other sites were .com sites, so I typed whitehouse.com. Back then I found out the hard way that it was a pornsite. Here I am sitting in class and this image of a woman giving some dude a blowjob pops up on my screen. I panicked and started trying to close out of the site as I didn't want the teacher, let alone the hot chick sitting next to me, to see that I was on a pornosite. The teacher, who was walking around the room, walks by me and says, "Make sure you type whitehouse.gov or else you may find yourself on a site you don't want to be on."
     
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    JimiRules Well-Known Member

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    I became addicted to the internet pretty quickly. Just having all this info at my fingertips was pretty exciting. I'd spend my time between classes at the computer lab. I'd look up info on my favorite movies, bands, and sports teams. Then a girl in the computer lab showed me how to get on a chat room and I'd spend hours chatting with others.

    I lived with my parents at the time and I tried talking my dad into going in with me and getting a computer and getting the internet at home. He wasn't buying it until I told him he could buy golf supplies online and not have to pay the high prices at the golf course. After that he was all in. We got a Gateway 2000 PC with Windows 98 as well as a dial up internet package that was a whopping 28.8k connection.
     
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    exactly the same as yours bro.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a Nintendo back in the 80's, but the first game I played on a computer (again, 80's) was Castle Wolfenstein … those nazi guards would startle the hell out of me when they'd pop up and start shouting! I think the computer was an Apple II E.
     
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