NPR just ran a story on how today is the 40th birthday of the Internet, marking it from the first successful data transmission across BBN's IMPs. And then they asked listeners (possibly rhetorically, or possibly with a call in and tell us your stories angle) to remember their first encounter with the Internet.
And thinking about that, I realized two things: (1) I can't put my finger on my first contact with the 'Net. And (2) I got my first account on an Internet-connected host in September or October of 1989. So I've been on the 'Net for over half the time the 'Net has existed.