When did you start reading
Must be around ICQ time. I remmeber finding a mention of this new thingy called ICQ from the Duke Nuk'em 3D developers site. I installed it, got my sub-200k id, and fought for it against my AIM buddies, until i just started to like AIM more. Of course, that was when i used Pow-Wow, and who knows how many other chat utilities.
Then there was that time i downloaded this new thing called Windows 94^H5 from USENET. I still think NT 3.51 was Microsoft's best OS.