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Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat #263640 31/08/18 02:34 PM
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The exact date is unknown, but the birthday of IRC was in August of 1988, at the end of the month anyways.
The first IRC server was tolsun.oulu.fi, hosted at the Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland.

Thanks Jarkko Oikarinen!


http://www.irc.org/history_docs/jarkko.html


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Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Raccoon] #263803 28/09/18 10:28 AM
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I feel like IRC is one of the acronyms that are so well known, but so many people don't know what it stands for. I know I didn't for years and years back in the day. lol

Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Hockaday] #263804 28/09/18 01:49 PM
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IRC is more than just an acronym, it's an anachronism!


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Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Raccoon] #263805 28/09/18 02:38 PM
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Isn't it widely accepted that it's the 22nd or 23rd of August?


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Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat [Re: Jigsy] #263812 28/09/18 07:16 PM
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As you can read from the author who was there, he kept no record of this event. Whether somebody else has logs of those first days, I am presently unawares. Let us know if you find anything!


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