A forgotten part of the 1990s is how homicidally scared adults were of any child that could use a computer.


@rotatingskull homicidal would be a stretch, but i have this vivid memory of the massive dude who was superintendent of schools looming over me (perhaps a good 80 lbs soaking wet at this point) and declaiming, all spittle-flecked, about calling the sheriff. which sort of typified my experience of that era, i guess.

getting kicked out of english class for writing an assigned paper in pico in an ncsa telnet window...

yeah, fear.

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