I understand how computer viruses got their name. It’s appropriate. Little evil, invasive things that wreak major havoc on a system.
I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook is such a bug, of the social variety. I’ve never had direct relations with the service, don’t intend to, but still feel contaminated. Continue reading
This is a Tale of Two Internets, with a vivid beginning but no clear ending yet.
Technophiles of my ancient generation fondly ruminate over the early glory days of wide network communications, when there were basically two modes: ARPANET, and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). As many know the former was a US government-sponsored networking project that was originally closed to the general public, while the latter was a collective prototype Internet rooted in normal telephony infrastructure and was easily accessible by anyone with the right equipment.
But something curious happened over time.
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