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October 24, 2000 12:47 PM   Subscribe

Internet recording history
An IRC chat transcript recorded immediately after the 1994 Los Angeles 6.6 earthquake.
posted by rschram (6 comments total)

 
I can't currently find a link to the IRC transcripts from when the Persian Gulf war started. But I know IRC became more popular due to that event.
posted by gluechunk at 1:12 PM on October 24, 2000


Ibiblio.com has this as well. Was this the transcript you wanted?
posted by rschram at 1:19 PM on October 24, 2000


Yes, thanks. I remember trying to be on that channel with my 300 baud Radio Shack Model 100. More than a little scroll to deal with.
posted by gluechunk at 1:41 PM on October 24, 2000


There was a lot more than what's at the ibiblio site. Actually, I did my master's on those transcripts, and it's sad to see that the archive I used (sunSITE at UNC) has been taken over by ibiblio. Thankfully, it appears that std.com has set up an ftp of the files, including the interesting George Lakoff article on Desert Storm and its metaphors. (Open the files in MS Word.)
posted by bison at 1:49 PM on October 24, 2000


Almost as good as the young man who told everyone on IRC he'll be back later after he cuts the power wire to a streetlamp outside his house so he can better see a meteor shower. He died trying it.

Highlights include:

[00:39] -skOt- im gunan hack a street light
[00:39] -skOt- its too damned briht
[00:39] -skOt- ill tell u if im succeslfull

Hours later:

[05:26] -phloppy- SKOT DIED



posted by skallas at 3:04 PM on October 24, 2000


Thanks, rshcram, that was fascinating.
posted by Optamystic at 4:26 PM on October 24, 2000


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