Not real sure how to set up a poll, so I’m just asking in a non-scientific way. What year did you get online?
For my purposes, maybe something like Prodigy or WELL might count or they might not. I, for instance, was on Prodigy in 1994, but unable to send and receive e-mail to non-Prodigy accounts until the following year with AOL, which I stuck with for about five years. 1995 was a watershed year for the internet, as that was the year the (I think) 5 millionth person logged on. But even that crappy Prodigy account was a pretty big leap forward for me, so '94 is the year I’m going with. I graduated from college in 1983, a good decade before e-mail accounts were routinely assigned to all students upon enrollment.
What about you? What year did you get online?