Just curious as to how it all began for you guys. Torrenting that is. How did you get introduced to it?
For me... The answer is kids. Buying DVDs which they didn't care to watch, ended up pissing me off.
I was introduced to it by watching the Screen Savers on TechTV. Thanks to Kevin Rose who explained how to hack the original xbox, I was able to run homebrew appz and watch downloaded movies and play "backed up" games.
I first started downloading movies on TMD-Moviez. But I was quickly disappointed with the quality of the movies I was downloading from there via mIRC. A little more googling & some more revelations from Kevin Rose led me to bit torrent.
Its been at least 5 to 6 years since I've been torrenting and I haven't looked back. The next natural progression in the chain would be Newsgroups but I have yet to take the plunge in that direction.
So I ask you guys... How did it all begin for you?