Eternal September (15)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-25 03:32 ID:i8SteKU4

On The Elitist Superstructure of DQN an organization and board that does not exist, the day counter increases without bound while the year remains 1993 and the month indicates September. This is in remembrance of the culture shock that happened in 1993 when the popular Internet service provider AOL offered access to Usenet to its customers. This important date will forever mark one of the steps of the Internet integrating into the lives of the general public.

Before 1993, Usenet was limited to mostly University use. Only staff, students and possibly other specially privileged people had access to any newsgroups or networks. The influx of users may have led to the decline of any existing culture; Before 1993, new people only came every September due to the new freshman students in the fall and they learned the culture or left by the end of the month, give or take. With Usenet access to all of the AOL customers there was a constant influx of new users, overwhelming any safeguards that were in place to handle new users. As the new people never quieted down September 1993 was dubbed Eternal September.

In this thread post
  • Your own experiences relating to this event
  • Resources about learning what Usenet, the Internet or other forms of social media were like before Eternal September overwhelmed and changed any existing culture.
  • Information about the impact of Eternal September on more widely known events such as the Dot Com Bubble
  • Other people's experience's and wisdom about Internet culture predating September 1993


I wasn't alive when this happened and I know next to nothing about what the Internet looked like before its current incarnation of Web 2.0, and made this thread to learn more.

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-25 09:17 ID:3nw+MSXV

Funny to see a thread about Eternal September here when this place had its own Eternal September when 8channers migrated here in droves last year. You completely lack any sense of self-awareness, don't you?

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-25 21:33 ID:i8SteKU4

>>2
Well I'm not from 8chan if that's what you're accusing me of. I did search here for a thread about Eternal September and didn't find one.

I guess I haven't been keeping tabs with this place as much as I should. Why don't you write about the Eternal September that happened here ITT, so it can be documented more.

Looking over the threads, for this board at least, I can't really see anything that screams 8chan -- care to point out a few examples?

You're right that I lack self-awareness, but that's because I'm ignorant.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-26 04:53 ID:FgUyTNoz

It's a shame there's no definitive date for the coming of the Smartphone age.

Eternal September mk2.

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6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-30 04:36 ID:Heaven

This is a great litmus test of a retard. Anyone who holds stock in "Eternal September" is a dribbler who was probably born in said month.

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-30 20:34 ID:ViMXLkvB

>>2
>>6
Why all the negativity, guys? This is an interesting subject. If you've found that >>1 has said something factually incorrect, then please correct it without being an asshole.

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-31 06:18 ID:Heaven

>>7
I know this is like oldfag roleplay mecca for types like you but there is nothing interesting about this subject.

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-31 19:11 ID:quSOV/SG

>>8
What an incredibly presumptuous post. I hope you're proud of yourself.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-20 23:19 ID:hMcHdqfw

>>7
I guess the idea is interesting insofar as how a close-knit brotherhood experienced the mass serialization of its community. To me it seems kind of elitist. They lamented the collapse of their ivory tower; now every Joe Sixpack with a computer room and a floppy drive could speak their minds for six hundred free minutes, too.

I'm just about finished with the book "Where Wizards Stay Up Late". It's a biopic about the people who created ARPAnet and addresses some of the conflicts that you're talking about. I think you'd rather enjoy it.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-24 02:09 ID:YoP50Yhg

I very much look forwardto reading that, early net culture is alwys fun and its usually microcosmic of things happening today. Cheersp

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-28 03:33 ID:YoP50Yhg

Im gae homomomomo fager. Nigger sjw 8

13 Name: Bypel !EHlDapnXJ. : 2016-08-03 14:45 ID:8o5+ysJR

Wanting one's own culture to be pure is fine so long as it doesn't get in the way of more important things. However, all should remember that intelligence does not necessarily lie in knowledge or conformity.

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2017-10-20 08:01 ID:hQl3II0F

dicks out for Harambe

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-05-30 00:46 ID:xJsK1iJN

You say that, >>13 , but the existence of >>12 and >>14 are good counter-arguments.

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