If you’re a fan of early internet history (ARPANET, BBS, Homebrew Computer Club) then I’d highly recommend this interview with Kevin Driscoll.
Listening to it, I realized how narrow my understanding of this history was. Local pre-packet-switched BBS, actual physical bulletin boards, other early networks-of-networks. All outside academia and run by hobbyists and moderated by volunteers. Lots of parallels with the Fediverse.
Been waiting for this one for a long time and it didn’t disappoint
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