[vcf-midatlantic] First access to real internet Re: Your First Modem? (was: Help me remember my first modem)

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 19:29:54 UTC 2021

1990 - I came home from school and a girlfriend's father got me a summer job at MITRE (DC defense contractor) where I had access to a Sun workstation in a lab. I had some really boring job to compare two different compliers speed  and I recall going ignoring that and going around newsgroups and downloading software via FTP and exploring email. Learning the basics about UNIX and Xwindows was what I really learned there that summer.

But 1993-1995 was a fun time- shared a house with friends and I had a nice dial-up with Clark.net <http://clark.net/> (a new startup ISP in Ellicott City MD). I setup a on-demand dialup linux host that also had thin-net run around the basement. There were about 4 other PC's setup and all had telnet. MUDding, ftp, NNTP, email with PINE on a UMD College Park account, all really fun pre-web stuff you could do with 5 people at once on a 14.4k modem dialup. 


> On Dec 29, 2021, at 12:43 PM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Does anyone remember their first access to real internet?
> I mean my first access was in CUNY at school, but after that I got a
> slip account ar Dorsai. I had an Amiga 500 around this time

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