Anyone here ever BBS?
The question raised about when we had our first computers made me recall the times I used to BBS.
I'm 32 now, so I had my first very early 286 / 386 computers in the early 90s. They definitely weren't new when I got them... but I was the first of my friends to "go online". I should show them a chat room and they were amazed that I was talking to people.
I even became SysOP of a local MBBS... became pretty good at designing ASCII / ANSI menuing systems and what not. ...we became a pretty close group of friends... all from the local group of cities / county... when using phone lines still means you had to call local numbers as not to be charged so much.