Author: Jake Bauer <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:45:02 -0400
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+## Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR
+[//]: # "IRC is often touted as being outdated but it is still a great chat platform. Let me tell you why."
+[//]: # "main.min.css"
+<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer |
+ <b>Posted:</b> [DATE] |
+ <b>Last Updated:</b> [DATE]
+Similar to how [I think e-mail is still the best discussion
+I think there is still a solid place for IRC in our lives.
+IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a communications protocol [created in
+1988](https://daniel.haxx.se/irchistory.html) and, yeah, it shows. IRC is 100%
+plain text; no images, no videos, no stickers, no emoji reactions, just good ol'
+plain text. It was also designed to transmit everything in plain text (i.e.
+unencrypted) all across the Nets in a time when the use of these computer
+networks was limited mostly to universities, governments, and large
+Nowadays, IRC is arguably not such a good platform for private personal chats,
+but that doesn't mean it's not good for other things.
+### Plain Text is Good
+### Enforcing Encryption
+### What IRC is Good At