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3888 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Jun 2013 at 10:34 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-26 10:38:16 AM  
PHONE
 
2013-06-26 12:49:01 PM  
Why the Sad tag, subby?
Replacing old tech with new tech is called progress.
 
2013-06-26 01:27:03 PM  

The Slush: PHONE


Done in one.
 
2013-06-26 01:34:23 PM  

MetaCarpal: Why the Sad tag, subby?
Replacing old tech with new tech is called progress.


Only if the new tech is any good, which this is not. One could argue that their timing is simply bad but does anything think this proposal is tenable in light of the NSA revelations. Not me.
 
2013-06-26 02:30:50 PM  
Good, that means I won't have to pay an extra $5/year for privacy from WHOIS for the crazy domain names that I register.
 
2013-06-26 02:34:50 PM  

MetaCarpal: Why the Sad tag, subby?
Replacing old tech with new tech is called progress.


Actually, it is kinda sad. I remember when the Internet was a smaller, more intimate place. I remember the Internet before the Web, before the September That Never Ended...hell, I remember telnetting to random IP addresses and getting a login prompt and logging in as root with no password, because people trusted each other back then. I remember when Facebook was called ".plan files" and Twitter was called Foothills.

This is just a small piece of history going away, but it's indicative of the fact that the Internet used to be an academic and largely free and uncommercial place, and that it is now a much more commercialized and fractured (some could even say Balkanized) place.
 
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