Well, i started communicating with other idiots via the Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). Had my own BBS (Remote Access for DOS). We "mailed" each other via echomail (Frontdoor and G-echo for the win!). It ran on MS-DOS 6.22 with a Novell Lite network share to another computer via a 50 ohm coax cable. It dialed automatically every night to synchronise all the posts. I'm so proud of it, because i built it all by myself and tuned to software to complete automation. Loved it.
Then came IRC and the internets. No more use for BBSes(unless you want to host a telnet server for old time's sake).
I started ruining the internet first via ... Compuserve dial up... :o
Come on.. i was young! I did not know! I only had a Zyxel modem!
Then came the "free" dialup ISPS. The ISP was free, the connection wasn't.
After that, ADSL and still doing that.