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Limited to an anachronistic 1200 bits per second, it took several moments for the green-phosphor ASCII art to scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen.

A login prompt and a blinking cursor invited me to continue deeper:
Enter GUEST for a quick look around.)
Enter your ID#, HANDLE, NEW or ‘?’:_
What would David Lightman think? I found myself at the guarded gates of an online community that had been disconnected for decades.

This was mid-2016, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well have been 1986.
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