Is it silly to say "I've been on the Internet for 10 years"? I have, it turns out.

John Rhodes [Link removed 03/25/2004 since it's gone] thinks so. He did clarify in a lengthy comment a ways down that he felt that if you view the Internet as a utility, like water or cable TV, it's silly to brag about how long you've been using it. I would agree.

But I fall under the participatory view as well as the geeky "using Internet protocols" view. I have UseNet postings from January of 1992. I participated in the UseNet discussion groups for years until they were ruined by spam. I actually answer question in technical mailing lists as well as reading the lists, and have for years. I'm still not jaded about the Internet after all these years.

Or, to put it another way, I always add both "In bed" and "On the Internet" to my fortune cookies.

Posted by Chad Lundgren on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 (Link)