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Submission + - Setting up a Folk Sneakernet... Tips? (blogspot.com) 1

Mystakaphoros writes: I'm about to move down to the University of Delaware area, and I'd like to establish what I'm currently calling a "folk sneakernet," where we meet up face-to-face to swap USB drives and get back to that same sort of feeling of pre-Internet excitement when a friend had a great shareware game on a floppy. Could anybody chime in with some of their experiences with sneakernets amongst friends or how they can work in a small community (say like a coffee shop)?
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Setting up a Folk Sneakernet... Tips?

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  • which led to all sorts of problems in the 80s ...

    In other words, that may have been safER way back when, but now it just seems like a massive invitation to viruses and malware. Sure, most won't be a problem, but it only takes one vector to be a problem.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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