Reply to post: Re: IRC

Farewell then, Slack: The grown-ups have arrived

Dave559

Re: IRC

I never used IRC: back in the 90s every minute that your modem was connected to the net cost you real money in phone call charges, and all the time you were connected you were hogging the phone line preventing it being used for calls (mobile phones and call charges were only just starting to become affordable).

So my preferred means of discussion was usenet: dial up, send/fetch new messages, hang up, read and write offline. Simpler times!

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