Slashdot is running a poll asking your earliest legitimate file timestamp. I'd obviously have to look at butterfly, since those files have been carried over for years and years from old machines, etc.
I found a
.ztalkrc configuration file timestamped 1996 -- That's nearly 9 years old! That must have been one of the first Linux things I tried.
It took a bit of Googling, but ZTalk was a very early voice over IP toy. I don't recall actually getting it to work. Dinger, I would have been talking to you -- Did we get that to work?