Come to IRC and go nuts

Die New York Times hat das IRC entdeckt und eine üble Spelunke entdeckt. Der Artikel ist ohne Registrierung hier erhältlich.

Ein paar Highlights:

Even as much of the Internet has come to resemble a pleasant, well-policed suburb, a little-known neighborhood known as Internet Relay Chat remains the Wild West.

„I.R.C. is where you are going to find your ‚elite‘ level pirates,“

Still, I.R.C. perhaps most closely resembles the cantina scene in „Star Wars“: a louche hangout of digital smugglers, pirates, curiosity seekers and the people who love them (or hunt them).

„I.R.C. is where all of the kids come on and go nuts,“

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