“I am not advocating that we should return to an Internet 1.0 or pre-internet world. I do not wish that the internet’s capabilities had stalled,” writes J. E. LaCaze. “I just want to recapture the sense of community that I fell in love with 20+ years ago.” My community 20+ years ago was kind of fucked up, and I made any number of ridiculously bad decisions as part of it. That said, just the other day I was noticing that one aspect of those internet BBS days I’ve never quite replaced is having a singular, and, yes, more insular group of people to “hang out with” online, rather than absolutely everything occurring either out in public on social media or in the “privacy of home” on one’s blog.

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