Originally Posted by gmw
Like the Internet?
There was a time when it was the sole preserve of computer geeks and porn addicts (hmm ... no, I'm not going there
), now they let any riffraff use it.
The USENET, pre-web era. Circa 1990-95.
But there was an earlier, stricty utilitarian era:
Which is what the current Internet 2 is all about.