Perhaps a "Virtual Newsreader" simulating PINE?
There's a larger set of projects some folks are independently working
on that welds together "dial BBS" tech with FidoNet and local Mesh
interfacing. Essentially trying to make a literally independent of
"the Internet" network of networks. Inherently resistant to any "Kill
Switch" or just simple backhoe fiber cuts.
And we, the real Hackers are doing this quietly and often unremarked
upon. Nodes with no SSID that pour an 18 inch beam into a 10 foot dish
across paths of single miles or less. Not for evil, just partly for
fun/proof-of-concept and a mindset of "having it and hoping to never
need it" so to speak.
I have one such demo where I am aiming a "flat plate" across a lake to
hit a box stock DWL-900 in repeater mode. Base AP creating local
cloud around the repeater.
Envision a "virtual Geocache" that's the spot beam where you can fire
up wireless tools to hunt for a node:}
And flying some of those from tethered kites or LTA stuff.
Riverspace being essentially a "virtual" for now makes it Karma
Incarnate to host/coordinate such work..
Eastern Standard Tribe rewritten for Central?