April 22, 2004 at 4:16 pm #20832
I posted some screen shots — evidently at the wrong location.
Anyway, here is a link:
April 22, 2004 at 4:36 pm #20833
(re: INN Screenshots)
I looked at those when you posted them the other day. Looks like it was a fun community.
Anyone know how long INN was around and how many members there were?
April 23, 2004 at 10:00 am #20834
(re: INN Screenshots) Anyone know how long INN was around and how many members there were?
My recollection is that we were around 15,000 subscribers at the high point. This is not bad in a time when modems were 2,400 baud, and no one had ever heard of the Internet! It’s hard to say how long INN was around … it was either six years, or six months depending on how you look at it. The first couple of years, were rocky … the product was still being invented, and blew up every few minutes. Then there was a period of time when it worked, but not much was there to do — and, then there was a period of time when it ROCKED, and everyone had a blast. During this time we collected a LOT of attention, and several big companies tried to invest. One of them, AT&T did invest (which is why it was renamed from TSN to INN), but unfortunately, shortly after the AT&T investment, bureaucracy crept in — INN stopped evolving, and ultimately died. In other words, it was around a long time — but, was only really awesome for a short period…. -Ken W
April 24, 2004 at 2:35 am #20835
(“Hot” times) I joined sometime around 1993 and had a very good time up until the end in 1996.
But it was also a different time, when not many people were “on line” and quite frankly, the average overall quality of people was far better than it is today. By that, I mean people were very friendly, outoing, respectful and generally nice to be around.
While I still run into many such people on the net, it’s been diluted by the other “types” which I’m sure we’ve all run into.
I think, given the newness of the technology, the sense of adventure we all shared, and the high cost and difficulty of participating, that it was just a very special time with very special people that will most likely never be repeated.
I’m very grateful I had a chance to “be there.”
May 3, 2004 at 5:08 pm #20836
(re: “Hot” times)
I miss INN so much.
Met some amazing people, people I eventually met IRL.
Was a really fantastic experience and to this day, I feel the warmth of the commmunity has not been matched by ANY online entertainment service.