The overwhelming presence of the internet just amazes me. There are very few industries that it doesn't impact in some way today. Even something as simple is "fishing". I bought some new lures today. Where did I buy them from? Amazon dot com. That's really incredible to me. It hasn't been this way for very long. Not to sound like an old fart, but in my undergraduate senior thesis in business I wrote how "The Internet Will Have Virtually No Impact On Business", or something to that effect. I knew that I was going against the grain (as was my intent), but I actually believed that. I thought it was a dumb fad that would pass. Yep, I was wrong. My memory of details sucks so bad, but I do remember the first time I went online. I was in the military, stationed in Alaska (beautiful, btw). I was about to retire, but a friend asked me to come to his house to see something cool he was working on. It was the winter of 1992. We went into his basement office and he turned on his computer. I had to wait a few minutes while he rigged up his phone to connect it to the jumbo PC. He pressed some buttons, the phone made some funny sounds, and there it was- the internet. I was amazed. We could only play around on it for an hour or so because he explained that it was really expensive because he had to dial long distance numbers to connect. But it was amazing! All of a sudden the computer changed from me engaging with myself, to me engaging with people from all over the world. It retrospect, what we were looking at (boards) was pretty dumb, but the ability to share information on a massive scale with random people all over the planet really struck me. So when did you first go online?