To continue with the watering hole paradigm, the earliest public access computer "networks" were Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), which recognizes that bulletin boards are most useful in the highest trafficked area, which is either next to the rest rooms or wherever people congregate when away from their assigned work station.
A water hole is a place where people congregate to tell stories of people and events that happened long ago, so that they will not be forgotten. A place where parents tell children about their grandparents. A place where the past and present touch the future. A virtual water hole is such a place on the infobahn, where Web pages and URLs replace real-time interactions.
Virtual Water Holes is organized as Perpetual CampSites and Family Preservation Societies, places for infonauts (voyagers on the infobahn) to congregate. Using the URL