CompuServe vs AOL vs…


Hey everyone. I was just wondering, what, if any, major online services did you guys belong to back in the day before the Interwebz basically took over. Me, I joined CompuServe for a little while in the mid ’90s, and I remember how amazing I thought it was. The thing I liked about it the most was how it didn’t really insult your intelligence. It did seem to attract the more technical types of folks. It even had a gateway to the Internet, and I think that’s the first time I really ever surfed the web. I ended up canceling my account, however, when I switched over to a local ISP.

Of course there was AOL, Prodigy, probably others that I can’t think of right now.

Some insight from any of you that might have used a service like CompuServe in the ’80s would definitely be very interesting. Back then it couldn’t have been a graphical front end, could it? At least not at the beginning?

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