Unrestrained commerce. Soapboxes for every possible voice. Loud, endless arguments. False identities. Hidden agendas. Regulators chasing after the latest innovation. People thrown together in explosively novel, sometimes threatening ways, in a place where the rules of normal society don’t seem to apply.Welcome to an early 17th Century marketplace. Replace the corsets with computers, and throw in regular bathing, and you have our experience of online conversation and commerce.