me: *tries to contact someone*> No such nick/channelme: ...they have quit IRCme: they are dead to me
look I have been using IRC for over 10 years, it's the only source of constancy in my online life, you caaaaaan't take that froooom meeee
@ehashman Obligatory: https://xkcd.com/1782/
@ehashman be that old woman sticking with IRC 100 years later after generation <DATA EXPUNGED> now uses telepathy to communicate
@ehashman Twenty years here or more. I used IRC before I ever had an email account.