1993. I connected to INTERNET via dialup modem. 300 baud. I was on AOL dialup (AOL was just available on Macs, Compuserve was on PCs. Gee, who won that battle?). AOL was the equivalent of a morality cesspool, but it was a start...
Here's a 1993 newscast talking about the birth of INTERNET... and the press' shortsighted view on INTERNET's capabilities.
Check out the YouTube video below.
How old were you when you first connected?
How fast were you connected?
What was your favorite thing to do?
And just for kicks... "What does the Internet mean to you?"
Thanks to Tim Stevens for the find.