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Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat

Posted By: Raccoon

Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat - 31/08/18 02:34 PM

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
Posted By: Hockaday

Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat - 28/09/18 10:28 AM

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
Posted By: Raccoon

Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat - 28/09/18 01:49 PM

IRC is more than just an acronym, it's an anachronism!
Posted By: Jigsy

Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat - 28/09/18 02:38 PM

Isn't it widely accepted that it's the 22nd or 23rd of August?
Posted By: Raccoon

Re: Happy 30th Birthday Internet Relay Chat - 28/09/18 07:16 PM

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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