Here’s an awesome CBC news report from the late 80’s or early 90’s on “the growing phenomenon of internet”, including astute quotes like this:
John Allen says it’s a modulated anarchy.
“There’s an interesting kind of restraint that you find. I mean, there’s not a lot of cursing or swearing. There’s not a lot of personal cuts. There’s not a lot of put downs that one would expect to find. There’s not screenfulls of ‘Go to hell.’ it’s just surprising.” [Ohhaveyouseenthis]
Watch as the helmet-haired anchor tries to explain emoticons in his fake anchor voice. Ah, some things never change. P.S. Go to hell, John. Your face is stupid. DIAF.