I can’t remember exactly when it was that I fist got online; it was shortly after BBC and the Sunday Times started showing stuff and it was before Mission:Impossible came out, because I remember reading the build-up to it.
I don’t know exactly when it was, but I remember the computer (80meg hard drive, and a 25MHz processor that could be turbo’d to a whopping 100Mhz). And I remember the service: it was CompuServe.
The same CompuServe that died today.
Times move on, and things get left behind. But I blame this particular service for the addiction to things online that I still suffer from…