One of the members of Onionland recently created a searchable version of the original Silk Road forums. As you do, I went on a little trip down memory lane.
In August 2012 in response to the thread ‘Think Silk Road will be around for a while’ I wrote:
I think that no matter what happens to Silk Road, it will go down in history as a turning point for a rethink of drug policy in the western world. Now that it has been proven to be such a viable business model, even if it is somehow shut down, clones will pop up in its place within weeks.