Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Beginning of an Era

I was fifteen when I figured out how to use IRC.  I spent a bit of time lurking, not really joining any one channel for a long period of time.  All of the conversations I had with people were one-time chats, and very few of them were particularly memorable.  Once I figured out how to… Read More »

Category: IRC

The Decline of Internet Chat

In 1996, I found a small program called mirc32.exe on a floppy disk that I received when I signed up for a local internet service provider.  Eventually I made it onto an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network named DALnet, and began a hobby that would have significant influence over my life. As its name implies,… Read More »

Category: IRC