I did some pretty embarrassing things in 1997, but it all pales in comparison to what the internet was doing in 1997. Back then, the internet was basically five chat rooms, Hamster Dance and a bulletin board for fake Star Trek nudes. How did we not all kill ourselves?
For everyone's sake, I think we should agree to pretend the internet was invented in 2006. I, for one, won't be able to someday look my grandchildren in the eye and tell them I once was content with sub-1080p furry porn.