xander wrote:Weren't you here for most of that?
Judging from the context I'm guessing that's a typo, in which case: I was indeed not around for most of that. I did know about IV before Darwinia was released but only through some Uplink demo which I forgot quickly. It was only after the Darwinia release that I started lurking around and eventually ended up registering.
That doesn't mean however that I don't know what it is (simply visiting Icepick's Darwinia website gets you wondering), and it's certainly been used a lot in the time I've been here outside of occasional oldtimer flashbacks. The way I've seen it used often is with regards to the then-upcoming game (first Defcon, then Multiwinia, then Subversion) - the fact that it often resulted in discussions of its spelling started by Neo, Rkiver or you (xander) is slightly besides the point.