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"Not that anyone remembers Japan Aid, the festival Gabriel put on in the waning days of 1986. Part of the obscurity was by design..." tedium.co/2019/09/10/internet-

"...a group that was literally named in Gabriel’s hotel room, brought together a few peace-oriented networks that were running active BBSes at a time when the technology was relatively rare..."

I keep saying "the internet isn't ubiquitous, it just feels like it is if you have the cash to access it." And as the article highlights, it was NEVER ubiquitous, even at the beginning.

@lilithsaintcrow Every time they close a public library, it becomes even less accessible.

@sungo Every time Ajit Pai receives another corporate payoff, it becomes even less accessible too.

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