It was very anarchic. Later I learned that this woman runs her own forum. And as more girls enter computerland, the environment will get more inclusive and tolerant. Which happened to me [not on MindVox]. Many BBSers do this. Ethan then led us into some of the forums, which are channels devoted to specific topics. By Margie I knew computerland was a bastion of testosterone. Lest it seem like most computer boys are sex-crazed dorks, I should say that a great many I talked to were really nice.
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