“When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future…”

– Marshall McLuhan

I discovered the wonder of IRC today. Okay, before you laugh, I’ll have you know I was using LambaMOO when you young whippersnappers were in diapers!

But, all these years, never used IRC.

McLuhan’s quote is apropos, because IRC takes me back to the early days, when I first discovered how complex and fascinating technology really was, when the Internet was still a young lad. When we connected over phone lines with modems. When we used Lynx.

What’s old is new…


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