"Recently, when I logged into the Mastodon instance sunbeam.city—a “Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance”—I found a photo of someone’s blooming spider plant next to a conversation about the consequences of ethical transparency in hierarchical systems. It struck me as the quintessential early-Internet experience."
@mattcropp it's creepy how I think i know whos spider plant it probably was.
@mattcropp "It struck me as the quintessential early-Internet experience." That's high praise!
Speaking of a quintessential early-Internet experience... I still miss the Joel vs. Mike pissfights in alt.fan.mst3k. I wasn't in it; I thought it was weak*, but I still miss that zaniness.
*FTR: Mike was an excellent host, though I'm still kind of a Joel guy.
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