Archive for January 11th, 2005

11
Jan
05

brand new nostalgia

a seven-hour documentary film called bbs: the documentary has been completed by jason scott. this film chronicles the golden age of what we know now as the “online” world.

the early days of disembodied typing took place on small systems called bulletin board systems, running on early microcomputers such as the apple 2, the commodore 64 or texas instruments ti/99s.

i spent a lot of the early reagan era as an online teen dork. i was a vandal and a bully and sometimes i wrote some neat stuff. jason scott’s texfiles.com is a vast repository of some of the pieces of online culture that inhabited these systems and were passed around the english speaking world as a form of slow digital agitprop. browsing jason’s site is like traveling to a vast mental hospital and trying to unravel the complicated secret societies that run the place.

11
Jan
05

lights out!


i get pretty wistful when i think about my high school days so long ago when my friend and i would go driving around the north side / north shore with the cassette player blasting the angry samoans. it was 1982, it was the hardcore punk. with the fast playing and the loud guitars and the stick clicks. oh, you and your goddamn internet. stop reading this.




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Rob Warmowski entry at Chicago Punk Database
1984-89: Defoliants
1991-94: Buzzmuscle
2001-05: San Andreas Fault
2008- : Sirs
2008- : Allende

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