thats because "back in the day" (of the late 80's to mid 90's) most of the people that owned computers were considered "computer nerds" or "geeks" and AOL was nothing more than a glorified chat room... this led to a market base of "intellectuals" or "aging hippie" programmers..
it is a far cry from the PC based society that exists today - which reaches widely into "lowest common denominator" sections of the populace - and of course has been noticed by the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry as just another lucrative profit source
the days which gave birth to games like X-com and Doom and Elite and so on ARE DEAD FOREVER
welcome to the New World Order - strap on a helmet and get used to it
"I spat the silly formula of Man upon the waters and fashioned his spirit after the image of mine own,
for JHVH-1 is a vengeful god, and I urinate on the heads of men."
"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."