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    IRC turned 30

    Last month marked IRC’s 30 year anniversary! Jarkko Oikarinen booted up the first IRC server some time in August 1988 at the University of Oulu in Finland. The New Stack reminisced about the good ol’ days: “It’s the kind of place that slaps you around a bit with a large trout.” Developer Khaled Mardam-Bey enhanced his 1995 Windows IRC client mIRC with a /slap command based on an old Monty Python skit.