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IRC Hacks

IRC Hacks


Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 27-JUL-2004

Insert Date: 08-SEP-2004

Slots: 1.0

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IRC (Internet Relay Chat) may very well turn out to be the world's most successful hack. In 1988, Jarkko Oikarinen wrote the original IRC program at the University of Oulu, Finland. As he says in his foreword, "IRC started as one summer trainee's programming exercise. A hack grew into a software development project that hundreds of people participated in, and then became a worldwide environment where tens of thousands of people now spend time with each other. I have found many of my friends through IRC and learnt a significant part of my present software engineering knowledge while using and...