The first ping, email, telnet, or finger must have felt like making contact with aliens. It did to me any way.
We have come a long way since then. To continue with the analogy, it’s as if aliens were projecting ads on the skies 24x7 while suffocating us with their rocket fumes.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko