said by matrix3D: You're right I didn't even hear about the Internet until the mid 90s. I think I bought my first computer in 95 or 96....it was a 286 and it was just bulletin boards. Took me 25 minutes to download a color picture.
Have not paid for long distance since the late 80s because of Internet phone.
Am I missing something here? How did you not have to pay for long distance because of "Internet phone" in the 80's? The Internet wasn't even really commercially available until the 90's and VoIP certainly wasn't around until after 2000.