The main thing I have to say this morning about the 20th anniversary of that horrid morning is...

I hope we can get past the division and polarization our society has devolved into since then. We really need hope for a brighter future.

That said... I experienced the morning of 9/11/2001 entirely on the Internet. I was at the office, and first learned of the event on FurryMUCK.

At the time, FurryMUCK was my primary "home" on the Internet.


We didn't have live TV at the office. All mainstream news media websites were down due to the traffic load.

So for a few hours before we were finally sent home, all news about what was going on came from the MUCK. And I happened to save a log:

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The log is basically a play by play of people relaying information as they hear it from multiple sources as the event is happening.

There's a lot of misinformation. There's a lot of bad takes. And there's a few people who guessed exactly what was going to happen in scary detail.

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