Internet chat system IRC turns thirty
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) was born at the Department of Information Processing Science of the University of Oulu 30 years ago. Jarkko Oikarinen developed the internet chat system back in 1988 in addition to his summer job. Today, people are still using IRC. Computer Science student Atte Jauhiainen uses IRC every day. Mostly he chats about everyday topics and occurrences, like lunch dates and news of the day.