This, of course, is because the culture
and the machines are almost completely interwoven, each affecting the other.
Quite recently, for example, an entire unique culture grew out of user
groups of CB radios. The existence of the radios allowed this culture to
be possible, and its strengths and weaknesses helped shape the way people
interacted with each other, and thus the culture. A similar case can be
made about IRC chatrooms.
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