In the early web, it was the US military and US universities, plus Canada’s.
The early Bulletin Boards, MUDS and BBSs. After data, it was porn. Text porn.
Geek Culture is not like mainstream heterosexual culture. For one thing, there is a very different ratio of males to females.
In a normal population, there are an even-ish number of men and women. By “normal” I mean one in which there is not intentional and cultural choices that shape “family planning” – which assumes consent of both parties.
Many cultures practice infanticide or have other social factors that create a variance in the normal ratio: China and India on the global stage and closed religious communities on the regional/local stage, geographically depending.
In Science Fiction and Science/Technology, there are far more males than females because of how Secular Public Education has streamed children through the elementary, to high school, to post secondary education.
So, in organized science fiction fandom, there is roughly 10 males for every 1 female, and most women in this community are lesbian, bisexual or rarely heterosexual.
Al Gore did not invent The Internet, Douglas Adams did.
The first online language translator was even called Babel Fish, before Google Translate proved more effective, and as they moved from being a search engine to being the Internet Index Librarian that should have, but could not have happened in the early wild web of no particular standards.
not in a pedantic literalness world where language has devolved to where “literal” now included the nuance of “figurately” – Intelligence is required to understand the higher forms of irony and satire – religion is the mental illness lacking humour.