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.

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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:

hushpad.zorin.org/txt/20010911

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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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