Mine is specific: Laying in my bunkbed at night and hearing the crackling fuzz of the dial-up as my parents connected our brand-new internet in their office across the hall.
At least, that’s what I think I remember — memory is nebulous, and it’s entirely possible that we’d had internet long before. Either way, it’s a very vivid memory of a very specific noise, which seems odd, as far as early childhood memories go. And it makes me curious: Do other people have specific memories of their first run-ins with the internet? Do you remember the first time you used it, or even heard of it?
Your answer will vary wildly depending on when you were born, of course, but that’s half the fun. Share below.