Musk Doesn’t Understand The Internet

Ed Zitron
4 min readDec 16, 2022

When I was 11, my dad got a PCMCIA for his laptop. Out of an abundance of trust, he let me access the internet, trawling forums, mIRC rooms, and eventually early online games like Ultima Online and EverQuest from a very young age. While one might say “this seems risky,” and one might be correct, it was a valuable part of my upbringing, because I was…not great at making friends in real life. I was overweight, unconfident, dressed poorly and parsed this into being someone else’s fault. My aesthetic self was not something that I was proud of, but online, as per Gary Larson, nobody knew I was a

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Ed Zitron

CEO @EZPR . British. 2x author, writer @thisisinsider , @TheAtlantic — Top 50 @bitech tech PR 4x — http://ez.substack.com — The BBQ Joker