The Internet that wasn’t
Great article from Wendy M. Grossman on the long history of the various ‘ills’ that afflict the Internet.
As someone who first got online in 1989, and was on both CIX and Usenet in the early 90s, I can remember a lot of the events she describes… https://www.pelicancrossing.net/netwars/2019/07/the_internet_that_wasnt.html
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