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History of IRC

Different stories by:

Jarkko Oikarinen
The father of the original IRC-software (in 1988) looking back at the development of the network.

Vegard Engen
An old-time IRC Operator looking back at The Great Split of the summer 1996.

Michael Lawrie
An old-time IRC-operator from IRCnet reconstructing the happenings in UK IRCnet and #gb.

Ove Ruben R. Olsen
The Tao of the Internet Relay Chat.



Last update: November 2005 by Viha