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[ih] History of Flaming

Hardly.  ;-)  There was a fair amount of email floating around before 
mail lists got going full tilt and some very early what we now call 
IM programs in the early 70s.

A little thing like bandwidth does not deter an engineer who knows he 
is right!  ;-)

There were online discussions prior to 1985, I know some as early as 
1972-74 that got pretty intense.

What is more interesting about this note is how looking back changes 
your perspective vs having been there.  History, like science, has to 
rely on the data, not on "what it must have been like" or Just-So 

Take care,

At 12:44 PM +0100 5/16/13, Dr Eberhard Lisse wrote:
>the smaller the bandwidth the less flaming, me thinks :-)-O UUCP
>with 9600/2400/1200/300 baud *DID* exist in the very distant past...
>on 2013-05-16 12:14 Ioannis Korovesis said the following:
>>  On 05/16/2013 01:46 PM, Laboha wrote:
>>>  Hi, I'm new to this mailing list.  I'm a German technology
>>>  journalist and blogger.  I'm very much interested in the history
>>>  of internet, that is why I joined this list.  I'm currently
>>>  working on an article about the history of flaming or flame wars.
>>>  I have found several, but mostly after 1985.  I had difficulties
>>>  to find examples of flaming earlier - any tipps on that? 
>>>  Boris
>>  This phenomenon arose in earlier networks such as BITNET, USENET, also
>>  see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_%28Internet%29
>>  yannis
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