Oh That Evil IRC

from the come-on dept

Admittedly, I haven’t used IRC in about a decade, but I’m still a bit surprised to see the NY Times write up a whole article describing just how evil IRC is. After reading the article, you can almost count down the days before some politicians talk about investigating this “IRC thing.” Is it my imagination or is IRC just a technology that can be used for chatting? Most of the article talks about all the terrible stuff that is done on IRC in a way that does its best to blame the technology. They practically apologize for the few times they try to mention non-evil things that IRC is used for, as if they can’t believe that anyone would dare defend such an evil monstrosity.

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