Sun, 7 September 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008. Twenty years ago today, the New York Times featured an article about a new computer chat service called Aline. I talk about that long-gone service and also about another computer chat protocol invented twenty years ago and still going strong, IRC. I also discuss how the revolution in online communications has affected the world of science fiction fandom.
If you happen to be a Doctor Who fan and would be interested in seeing that last fanzine, I have it available as a PDF. Just email me. For more fan fiction online, you can check out the site fanfiction.net, a clearinghouse of creative efforts from fans of more TV shows and movies than you can possibly imagine. I do have one story there myself, in the Babylon 5 section, and a fragment in the Crusade section.
Our theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.
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