Our walled gardens

Illustration of five people sitting together on their laptops
Illustration by Hugo Herrera for The Verge

For some of us who grew up on the world wide web, the idea of a private internet didn’t come into focus until entering a college campus or workplace. But intranets are some of the best places to be — zones often closed off from the endless chaos of the broader internet where people can manage (or deliberately not manage) things to fit a particular community’s needs.

As ethernet turns 50 years old, we’re looking back on some of our favorite memories from places where networking was more intimate and hands-on. And we’d love for you to join us by sharing your own networking memories in the comments, whether it’s about lugging your hardware to LAN parties or building your own first network at home.

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